The Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting the rural character and the viability of farms, residents, and businesses of the beautiful Snoqualmie River Valley.

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SVPA Helps Stop Tall Chief Development


The Tall Chief project sought to develop eighteen luxury homes on the site of the old Tall Chief golf course. With the assistance from hydrological engineering consultant Dr. Ed McCarthy, and attorney Charlie Klinge, the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance appealed the project based on the concern that it would make flooding worse and harm the Valley’s rural character. The Alliance was the lone dissenting voice during the public comment session two years ago. Had the Alliance not intervened at that time, the suburban residential project would have been approved.

Fortunately, the appeal process bought much-needed time, enabling King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert and County Executive Dow Constantine, who share the Alliance’s goal of preserving our precious remaining farmland, to get involvevd. Ultimately, the County purchased the property, and transferred the development rights from Tall Chief to Seattle’s South Lake Union area. This exciting announcement was made on KING 5 News this week.



Our Story

Since forming in 2010, the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance has matured from a group of concerned, hand-wringing neighbors with the audacity to sue the United States of America over their work on the Snoqualmie Falls, to an established force for forging productive relationships between community members, landowners, and county and state officials. We have advocated for effective solutions to shared challenges, and made headway on some key issues central to protecting the Valley, including preventing the Tall Chief property from becoming a suburban luxury home development, securing an agreement by the County to conduct a long-overdue flood impact study, and even potential new solutions to drainage problems.

Perhaps even more importantly, in fighting the good fight, we have found our voice. The stakeholders and friends of the Snoqualmie Valley have found that together, we can make our voice heard in a way that will not only serve to protect what we have, but will ultimately make this Valley even more of a regional treasure for all of us to enjoy, prosper and celebrate.

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