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A “Walk” Through FLSRV’s 2018 Activities

by Tina Wynecoop

  1. Enlarged membership boundaries on each side of LSR from 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 mile. 

  2. Met with Barry Greene, Spokane County traffic planner to discuss adding a trail from Colbert Road to Midway Road. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Sent letter to WDFW supporting addition of their parcel to the Waikiki Springs natural area north of Mill Road. 

  5. Invited David Schaub, Director of Inland Northwest Land Conservancy, to speak to our board about efforts to protect open space in the LSRV. 

  6. 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. 

  7. Prepared annual budget for 2018. 

  8. Pursued grants. 

  9. Opposed proposed changes to low-density (LDRS) standards for county. 

  10. Hiked with naturalist/historian/author Jack Nisbet at the confluence of Latah/Hangman Creek and the Spokane River. (Wonderful as usual.) 

  11. Picked up litter along WSDOT’s Children of the Sun Trail – from Wandermere Frontage Road to Highway 2 – four times. 

  12. Reported finding a transient camp along Children of the Sun trail near Farwell Elementary. 

  13. Celebrated expansion of Midway Elementary. 

  14. Held annual meeting at Wandermere Golf Course in February. The dinner/guest speaker/silent auction fund-raiser were enjoyed. 

  15. Cleaned litter in LSRV on Earth Day thanks to many hard-working volunteers. 

  16. Expanded the mailing area for recipients of our newsletters. 

  17. 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. 

  18. Earned funds from Smile.Amazon shoppers who kindly designated our FLSRV non-profit as recipient.

  19. Survived disruption of Little Spokane Drive sewer project this fall. Patience and ingenuity required. 

  20. Submitted detailed engineering design to Spokane County for the extension of non-motorized trail from Midway to Colbert roads. 

  21. Received funding from Fred Meyer’s non-profit program, thanks to shoppers who designated FLSRV as the recipient. 

  22. Promoted our organization and its activities on the Nextdoor Neighbor app., reaching thirteen neighborhoods and over 2,000 subscribers. 

  23. 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. 

  24. Thanked all the generous donors of items for our silent auction.

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