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, as well as the health of our Snoqualmie River and all species downriver and into the Sound; including two iconic and endangered species - Chinook Salmon and Puget Sound Resident Orca. As North Bend is near the Headwaters of the Snoqualmie River, our actions impact all downriver environments.
We advocate for the quality of life of people who live in and visit North Bend, which is directly associated with our ability to protect our environment. We believe that protection of our dense forests, fish and wildlife, water for drinking and rivers, and open spaces are a fundamental to this quality of life. This quality of life includes our enjoyment of the Snoqualmie River for recreation, boating, fishing and aesthetics.
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.