The Friends of Snoqualmie Valley Trail and River is a group of citizens committed to safeguarding and preserving the natural beauty and open spaces that embody the rural character of North Bend. Residents and visitors are drawn to North Bend because of the awe-inspiring beauty of the mountains and rivers. We believe the quality of life for people who live in and visit North Bend is directly associated with our ability to protect our environment. We believe that protection of our dense forests, fish and wildlife, water for drinking & rivers, and open spaces are a fundamental right. As stated in the North Bend Comprehensive Plan, “The contamination or reduction of these resources where people reside and work, damages the very reasons that people choose to live here.” We have organized ourselves around this goal. We are a 501 C-3 Tax Exempt Organization.