A “Walk” Through FLSRV’s 2018 Activities

by Tina Wynecoop

  • Enlarged membership boundaries on each side of LSR from 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 mile. 
  • Met with Barry Greene, Spokane County traffic planner to discuss adding a trail from Colbert Road to Midway Road. 
  • Discussed trails/roads in planning stages for “Village At Midway” and learned that road construction at Northside Aquatic Park will continue now that funding to complete the park has been received. 
  • Sent letter to WDFW supporting addition of their parcel to the Waikiki Springs natural area north of Mill Road. 
  • Invited David Schaub, Director of Inland Northwest Land Conservancy, to speak to our board about efforts to protect open space in the LSRV. 
  • Received approval to have a cross walk painted at Pine River Park enabling safe passage when crossing the road from the pedestrian trail to the park. 
  • Prepared annual budget for 2018. 
  • Pursued grants. 
  • Opposed proposed changes to low-density (LDRS) standards for county. 
  • Hiked with naturalist/historian/author Jack Nisbet at the confluence of Latah/Hangman Creek and the Spokane River. (Wonderful as usual.) 
  • Picked up litter along WSDOT’s Children of the Sun Trail – from Wandermere Frontage Road to Highway 2 – four times. 
  • Reported finding a transient camp along Children of the Sun trail near Farwell Elementary. 
  • Celebrated expansion of Midway Elementary. 
  • Held annual meeting at Wandermere Golf Course in February. The dinner/guest speaker/silent auction fund-raiser were enjoyed. 
  • Cleaned litter in LSRV on Earth Day thanks to many hard-working volunteers. 
  • Expanded the mailing area for recipients of our newsletters. 
  • Attended/testified at the hearing before the “shooting advisory board” to address a neighbor’s appeal to alter the boundaries of an established “no shooting area” so a local resident could operate a shooting range. 
  • Earned funds from Smile.Amazon shoppers who kindly designated our FLSRV non-profit as recipient.
  • Survived disruption of Little Spokane Drive sewer project this fall. Patience and ingenuity required. 
  • Submitted detailed engineering design to Spokane County for the extension of non-motorized trail from Midway to Colbert roads. 
  • Received funding from Fred Meyer’s non-profit program, thanks to shoppers who designated FLSRV as the recipient. 
  • Promoted our organization and its activities on the Nextdoor Neighbor app., reaching thirteen neighborhoods and over 2,000 subscribers. 
  • Bestowed the honorary title of ‘Director Emeritus’ on Jack Bury, our longtime board member who continues his support of FLSRV in an advisory capacity re: legal issues. 
  • Thanked all the generous donors of items for our silent auction.

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