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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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    Welcome to the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley

    We're Adopting!
    by Tina Wynecoop
    The legal papers are about to be signed.



    Gestation took many years but 2012 brought forth the babe known as The Children of the Sun Trail. Its big sister is called the NSC (North South Corridor) and these girls are quite a pair! Little sister is 2.5 miles long, weighs megatons, thrives on attention and needs maintenance – say, four times a year. If you would like to see her you can visit her year-round by going to Wandermere Frontage Road near Ace Hardware (a good place for strollers to park) on foot or bike, roller skates or other non-motorized perambulators. There are benches along the way to sit and behold her. Bring your family and friends. Shady Slope and Farwell Road are other places to gain access.



    Our organization has been planning to adopt for over a year and Washington State Department of Transportation is facilitating the process by providing an agreement paper: AAH-6-1-080 which has these requirements: We, the adopters, will safely lead a crew to pick up litter no less than four times a year - April through October. (Because the established FLSRV trail network already has an annual clean-up day set aside in April, this cleanup will not conflict with it.)



    WSDOT will: furnish and install an Adopt-a-Highway sign with our name or acronym displayed at the assigned area; furnish bags; remove filled bags from the nearby highway shoulder; assist us in cleaning up litter/debris if necessary (i.e., when large, heavy, or dangerous items are found); provide training to the head momma (leader). The term of this agreement shall commence 2012 and end on 2016 unless we want to keep on keeping our ‘kid’ clean.



    The promise of future, well-located kiosks featuring maps of our entire trail system have been mentioned, if the WSDOT budget allows for such expenditures.



    Announcements of burps and bubbles and cleaning schedules will be forthcoming to FLSRV members.

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