Who We Are

SVENA Updates


Our mission is to protect an environmentally and economically sustainable future of the Skykomish River Valley.


  • EDUCATE the public and decision makers on key environmental and land use issues that define the character of the Skykomish River Valley.
  • ENGAGE citizen participation so our collective voice is heard.
  • ADVOCATE and, when necessary, use legal tools to ensure that environmental laws and regulations are followed.
  • PROMOTE healthy sustainable economy and sustainable recreational and tourist industry in the Skykomish Valley.


  • SVENA empowers a community voice through our core values, engaging citizens and tenaciously advocating for a shared vision of place.
  • SVENA recognizes the importance of maintaining the integrity and interdependence of natural systems, recognizing the critically important coexistence of watersheds, wildlife populations, ecosystems, airsheds and human communities.
  • SVENA honors diverse viewpoints through listening to others, embracing different perspectives, allowing for disagreement and transcending polarity.
  • SVENA values the utmost integrity, and is constantly striving toward increasing competence, accuracy, accountability, and honesty.
  • SVENA recognizes the intrinsic economic value to local citizens of sustainable land use and sustainable recreational uses of the Skykomish Valley.

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