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Welcome to the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley.

We look forward to working together and hope you’ll find our spectacular area worth supporting.

Help us with our mission:                                               

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  • To preserve and sustain the unique character
    of the Little Spokane River Valley,
    including its 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.

About

Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley 

P. O. Box 18191 

Spokane, WA 99228 



We are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. 

Our vision is to promote and maintain quality of life in this valley with its unique meandering river. In this place, people will enjoy its beauty, feel secure, and experience a sense of community.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

The general purposes for which the corporation is organized are as follows: 

To preserve and sustain the unique character of the Little Spokane River Valley, including its 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. 

To do all and everything necessary, suitable and proper for the accomplishment of any of the purposes set forth, either alone or in association with other corporations, firms or individuals to do every act or acts, thing or things, incidental to the attainment of said purposes.


Our Goals

Goal:  Preserve and sustain the unique character of the Little Spokane River Valley, 
including its open space and natural setting, maintaining lower density zoning.

 
Objective: Preserve low density
 
1

Support the rural designation formed by the UGA and
support transition from urban to rural densities within the UGA.

2.

Maintain a corridor of low density zoning along the
Little Spokane River and its tributaries.

3

Maintain no greater than the present, as- built density
(no greater than 1 unit per 5 acres)
from the floor to the rim of the valley —
and beyond the rim where it affects our water quality.

 

Objective: Discourage heavier use of Little Spokane Dr.
and its feeder roads
while improving safety for recreational use.

 
1 Maintain Little Spokane Dr. as a 2 lane “country” road.
2

Encourage improvements such as wider shoulders and/or
bike lanes that make it safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

 
Objective: Preserve and promote the historical significance of the LSRV.
 Goal:  Protect the area’s ecosystem including water quality, wetlands,
priority habitat and wildlife,
and dwindling native vegetation.
 
a.

Preserve and protect current species and their habitat using
conservation easements, conservation futures,
open space incentives, green belts,
wildlife corridors, and public areas.

b.

Protect the water quality in the valley by requiring effective
waste and storm water management. Promote research,
study, and monitoring of the aquifer recharge region
for the Little Spokane watershed.

Goal:  Encourage the development of area parks.
 
a.

Encourage play fields and developed parks near the denser
residential areas and adjacent to public facilities.

b. Encourage undeveloped natural areas.
Goal: Communicate FLSRV concerns.
 
a.

Dialog with public officials, being pro-active when major
issues are at the forefront.

b.

Gather and disseminate information to
the community, membership and media.

c.

Establish and maintain a communication network
with other community associations in Spokane county. 

Goal: Develop a greater sense of safety and security by promoting and facilitating
community oriented policing and security.

Overview of Our Area of Interest

Overview of Our Area of Interest

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Interested in joining our group? 

Property owners in the area 3/4 mile either side of the Little Spokane River from Chattaroy to Dartford, then 1/2 mile either side of the Little Spokane River from Dartford to the Fish Hatchery are invited to become members. 

Each membership may include two members of one family. 

Individuals who live outside the designated area, or any organization, may join as an Associate (non-voting) members.  Our base annual fee is $25 per family, payable yearly.

We welcome additional support and have created these options:

• annual family (two membership votes within the area) – $25/year
• optional annual family “plus” support – $60/year
• optional annual family plus monthly donation support – $10/month

We appreciate your ongoing support and remind again that we are a valid 501(c)3 corporation, as such your donations and dues are commonly deductible items.

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In spring of 2019 we had 110 member families for our organization, this is tops for the last few years. Among other things, membership dues are used for mailings of newsletters and we are expanding that coverage so more areas of our river valley can be aware of our activities. 

If you are a fan of paper, please download our PDF Application here and mail to this address with your check:

Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley
P. O. Box 18191 
Spokane, WA 99228 

Blog

2019 CleanUP – a great success

We picked up and dumped the trash from your event. You collected 1,380 pounds of litter. Thank you for your efforts.  FLSRV Clean-UP on April 27, 2019 from Pineriver Park to:  GLENEDEN COMMUNITY PARK/MOOSE PARK, 15205 N. Columbia St, Spokane 99208

Contact

Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley

P. O. Box 18191

Spokane, WA 99228

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.