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Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley

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Friends of the Little Spokane River is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and sustainability of the unique character of the Little Spokane River Valley.


Our vision is to promote and maintain quality of life in the valley, including its open space and natural setting. We believe that by protecting this natural resource, we are ensuring a healthy and vibrant community for generations to come.



The general purposes for which we are organized include the following: 

  • 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.

We believe that the health of our planet is inextricably linked to the health of our communities. By protecting the Little Spokane River Valley, we are working to create a healthier and more sustainable future for everyone.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect and preserve the Little Spokane River Valley and its natural resources, including its plant and animal life, for the benefit of present and future generations.

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Our Vision

Our vision is a Little Spokane River Valley that is healthy and vibrant, with clean water, abundant natural resources, and a thriving community that is committed to its protection and preservation.

Board of Directors

  • Martha Schaefer, President

  • Dave Maccini, Vice President

  • Lindell Haggin, Secretary

  • Harla Jean Biever, Treasurer

  • Mark Case, Director

  • Michael Kennedy, Director

  • Kirk Neumann, Director

  • Ty Brown, Director

  • Lance Pounder, Director

  • Jack Bury, Director Emeritus

  • Tina Wynecoop, Director Emeritus

Join Us in Protecting the Little Spokane River Valley!

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