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  • To preserve and sustain the unique character of the Little Spokane River Valley, including it's open space and natural setting.
  • To maintain lower density zoning.
  • To protect the area's ecosystem including water quality, wetlands, priority habitat and wildlife, and dwindling native vegetation.
  • To encourage the development of area parks and natural areas.
  • To educate public officials of the concerns of the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley, and be pro-active when major issues are at the forefront.



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    Team from 3 Counties Presents Gardening Workshop
    Saturday, January 29th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    On Saturday, January 29th WSU Extension Coordinators and Master Gardeners from 3 counties will be teaming together to present a landscaping and gardening workshop entitled "New Trends: Gardening and Landscaping for Today".



    The day long workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held at the Deer Park City Hall Council Room at 316 E. Crawford. The five classes offered will include "How Not to be a Slave to Your Yard"; "Who Needs a Lawn?"; "7-Steps to Water-wise Landscaping"; "Installing a Drip Irrigation System" and "They Were Here First: Gardening with Our Regionís Native Plants".



    New Trends Master Gardener TrainingThe entire workshop, valued at $25.00, is being provided free of charge by The Little Spokane Water Smart Alliance, a local coalition formed this year to improve water quality in the Little Spokane River Watershed. Participants may attend just one class or all five and should bring a sack lunch. Beverages and cookies will be provided.



    Class size is limited so reserve a space now by calling your local County WSU Extension Office: Spokane, 509 477-2048; Stevens, 509 684-2588 and Pend Oreille, 509 447-2401.



    Members of The Little Spokane Water Smart Alliance include Spokane and Pend Oreille Counties; WSU Extension; the City of Deer Park, Washington Department of Ecology and several local utility districts that lie within the Little Spokane Watershed.



    The Little Spokane Water Smart Alliance also has rebates for Little Spokane homeowners on new Energy Star labeled clothes washer and up to two $100 rebates for the purchase of two Water-Sense labeled toilets. Rebate applications, terms and conditions and further information may be obtained at the LSWSA website, www.littlespokanewatersmart.org or call 509 477-7678 for Spokane and Stevens Counties or 509 447-6454 in Pend Oreille County.



    Click here to download the PDF file!

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