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The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust produces print newsletters twice a year, covering major topics and accomplishments from across the region. If you would like to be added to our newsletter mailing list, please contact us or order publications.

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Mountains to Sound Greenway Print Newsletters
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Fall 2016 NewsletterFall 2016 Newsletter - New Strategic Plan; Middle Fork Coalition; National Heritage Area Update; Restoration of Issaquah Creek; Upper Yakima Basin Progress; Safety Along Mt. Si Road; Greenway Summer Camp; New Mt. Washington Trail; Planned Giving; Harvey Manning Trailhead; Recreation Shuttle; New Board Members; Bounty Week

Spring 2016 Newsletter - The Power of Outdoor Learning; Public-Private Partnerships; Upcoming Trail Improvements; Bipartisan Support for National Heritage Area; Private Partnerships Restore Issaquah Creek; A River Runs Through It; Conserving Stossel Creek; Skiing History; Olympia Update; Explore the Greenway Trips

Fall 2015 Newsletter - 25th Anniversary Greenway Trek; Connecting Local Economies; Support Grows for National Heritage Area; Wildlife Bridges; Every Trail Connects; Gateway to the Middle Fork Conserved; Recent Acquisitions; Confluence Park; New Board Members: Future of Land and Water Conservation Fund

Spring 2015 Newsletter - Conserved Cascade Forests; Funding for Public Lands; Alpine Lakes Wilderness Expansion; The Future of the Middle Fork Valley; Eastside Rail Corridor; Explore the Greenway; National Heritage Area Update; Biosolids; 25th Anniversary Greenway Trek


Fall 2014 Newsletter
- New Mailbox Peak Trail; Ways to explore the Greenway; Meet our new Board Members; National Heritage Area designation update; Carter Subaru's commitment to planting trees; High Point to Preston cycle track; 'Pony up for a potty'; a font farewell; Taylor Mountain acquisition

Spring 2014 Newsletter - Recent Conservation Successes; Changes to the Middle Fork are coming; National Heritage Area moves foward; Ways to Explore the Greenway; President's Report; Railway heritage shaped our region; Squak Mountain - then, now, and into the future; Riverview students help restore Tolt-MacDonald

Fall 2013 Newsletter
- The Teanaway - Conserved! Why the Greenway is important to America; History of Milwaukee Road and Iron Horse State Park historic tunnels open for recreation; Snoqualmie Strategy; New boardwalk at Lake Sammamish State Park; Time to plant trees and teach kids this fall.

Spring 2013 Newsletter - Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Campaign; Yakima Basin Integrated Plan; Sally Jewell is Obama's choice for Secretary of the Interior; Planting a forest, one tree at a time; Land Conservation in the Raging River and Tokul Creek Forest; Historic logging by rail in the Middle Fork; Operation Lorax, Cle Elum Speaks for the Trees; Greenway 365 events.

Fall 2012 Newsletter - Greenway Challenge Returns; Helping Kittitas County Recover; Become a Member; Transforming the Middle Fork; "Man of the Middle Fork" Mark Boyar Greenway People Profile; Carter Motors Helps Plant 60,000 Tree in Greenway; Volunteer Opportunities; Teaching the Teacher; Fall Colors Bike Ride.

Spring 2012 Newsletter - Introducing Greenway 365; King County Urban School Siting; National Heritage Area Campaign Gaining Support; Bothell's Last Great Forest; Future Trailhead for Iron Horse State Park; Oxbow Organic Farm & Education Center; USFS Reforestation Strategy in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest; EarthCorps' Global Spin on Local Restoration; I am a Lichenologist!; Family Matters for Local Philanthropist.

Fall 2011 Newsletter - King County Transfer of Development Rights; New interpretive kiosks inform visitors; Seeking National Heritage Area Designation; USFS projects temporarily restrict popular trailhead access; Seattle regional trail connection to open this Fall; Wolf pack discovered in the Teanaway; Forest Ecosystems curriculum introduced to 4th graders.

Spring 2011 Newsletter - 20th Anniversary Mountains to Sound Greenway celebrations underway; Lands conserved in the Central Cascades, Tiger and Cougar mountains and in Carnation; Ecological restoration at Reecer Creek near Ellensburg; Greenway education goes to Russia.

Fall 2010 Newsletter - Conserving farm land in the Snoqualmie Valley; the Greenway Heritage Study is underway; Vision Cle Elum; Greenway Trust wins Social Venture Partners grant; Washington State Horse Park opens in Cle Elum; Volunteer tree planting season kicks off in Squak Valley Park North in Issaquah; Removing invasive weeds, east and west.

Spring 2010 Newsletter - Mt. Si Ridgetop Preserved; Trail upgrades to Coal Creek Trail, Bellevue; AAA battery recycling helps grow trees; Safe Route to School coming for kids in Upper Kittitas; Mercer Island receives new trail; Greenway Summer Camps and Greenway Days festival coming this summer.

September 2009 Newsletter - View from Granite Mountain Trail renovations; Greenway Heritage Study Launched; New mountain bike trail coming with views; Thank you Greenway Donors; Raging River land acquisition; Summer camp and tree planting season volunteers; an environmental education report from the Greenway's outdoor classroom.

May 2009 Newsletter - Public Land Acquisition in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley; Major Squak Mountain trail upgrades; Geology of McClellan Butte; National Trails Day on Little Si Trail this June; New Trail Coming to Teneriffe Falls; Greenway Days 2009.

January 2009 Newsletter - Land Conservation in Issaquah, the Cascades in Kittitas County and along the Greenway National Scenic Byway; New Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center; Snoqualmie Point Park wins award; Swamp and Big Tree Trails upgraded; Ivy removal in North Bend.

September 2008 Newsletter - Lake Sammamish State Park lakeshore restoration; Improvements to popular Little Si Trail; Seattle Storm shoots 3's for Trees; Environmental education report from the outdoor classroom; Volunteer for fall tree planting events!

April 2008 Newsletter - Snoqualmie Point Park Orientation Table; Carter Motors helps plant trees in the Greenway; King County Council honors Nancy Keith; learn about the Snoqualmie Batholith; Young students take learning to the woods; Volunteer for an event this spring!

January 2008 Newsletter - Central Cascades wildlife habitat protected; Nancy Keith's words on the past and future Greenway; New regional trail link built in Issaquah; In a student's words; Volunteer groups needed.

October 2007 Newsletter - Snoqualmie Point Park opens to offer one of region's grandest views; Alpine Lake Wilderness expansion proposal update; New public lands in Issaquah; Tiger Mountain trails improved; Thank You Greenway Legacy Fund Donors; A green plan for Lake Sammamish State Park; Volunteers needed for tree planting projects.

July 2007 Newsletter - New Rattlesnake Mountain Trail and Trailhead open; Land at Stampede Pass protected; Scenes from Greenway Days 2007; Greenway Board Member wins Jefferson Award; Thank you Greenway Donors.

April 2007 Newsletter - Greenway Days 2007 coming on June 23 and 24; 300 acres at Snoqualmie Pass protected; West Tiger #3 Trail rebuilt; Mountain Works and spring volunteer projects.

January 2007 Newsletter - Update on Snoqualmie Point Park construction, Issaquah flood control, memories of Greenway founder Harvey Manning.

October 2006 Newsletter - New trail on Mercer Island; Mt. Si trail rebuilt and improved; the Jim Ellis Birthday Tribute; Volunteers needed for tree planting season; New sno-park in Kittitas County.

July 2006 Newsletter - New Forest Service Campground in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley; Greenway Days 2006 recap; Snoqualmie Point & Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead construction; SCA Crews on Greenway Trails; Volunteers needed for environmental restoration projects; Thank you Greenway Donors.

April 2006 Newsletter - Parcels in Kittitas County protected; Introducing the Mountains to Sound Greenway Legacy Fund; Two New Greenway Stewards to do law enforcement, trail maintenance and restoration; The Upper Snoqualmie River Basin; Spring Volunteer Opportunities.

January 2006 Newsletter - Greenway Accomplishments in 2005; New course for Mountains to Sound Relay on June 25, 2006; Profile of King County Executive Ron Sims; Volunteer for Trails.

October 2005 Newsletter - Kittitas County trail access on November 2005 ballot, Interstate 90 Hyak to Easton proposed wildlife crossings over the highway, Tiger Mountain acquisition, Middle Fork Trail open on alternate days to mountain bikers, fall tree planting volunteer opportunities.

July 2005 Newsletter - Tiger Mountain land acquisition, scenes from second annual Greenway Days, Kittitas trails, S. Cle Elum Depot report, Lake Sammamish State Park plan, Ribary Creek restoration, Thank You to Greenway Donors.

April 2005 Newsletter - Greenway Trails issues and news, Greenway Days 2005 scheduled for June 10-12, Volunteer opportunities on Mercer Island, Tiger Mountain, summer Mountain Works program, festival booth events.

January 2005 Newsletter - Middle Fork Snoqualmie land acquisition, Lake Easton lands protected, Volunteers needed at Tiger Mountain and Greenway nursery, The Greenway as outdoor classroom, 2004 Greenway progress.

October 2004 Newsletter - Snoqualmie Forest and Snoqualmie Preservation Initiative protect forests, Snoqualmie Point View Park update, Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley improvements, Fall environmental education and volunteer opportunities.

July 2004 Newsletter - Final two trestles fully connect John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Iron Horse State Park, First Greenway Discovery Days a success, Thank You to Greenway donors, Snoqualmie Valley restoration projects.

February 2004 Newsletter - Crown Lakes acquisition at Mt. Si, New Greenway signs along SR 519 in Seattle, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program funding for land acquisitions, Greenway Discovery Days coming in June 2004, A year's accomplishments in the Greenway.

November 2003 Newsletter - Snoqualmie Pass art, Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley improvements, Rattlesnake Ledge trail, Issaquah creek restorations, Greenway Discovery Days planned.

August 2003 Newsletter - Final land acquisition in "Preston Vision" Plan, New Mt. Si Loop Trail, Alps to Arborteum bike tour a success, Re-greening of Zorro Mountain wins national award, Ira Spring.

May 2003 Newsletter - Greenway bike ride scheduled for this summer, BPA powerline plan, High Point land acquisition, Mountain Works, Greenway Trust donors, new trail design planned for Mailbox Peak.

February 2003 Newsletter - Olmsted Centennial celebrations and history of Seattle Parks, year 2002 in review, Raging River forestland acquisition, restoration of Milwaukee Road depot in Cle Elum.

November 2002 Newsletter - Issaquah Salmon Hatchery education facilities, new Cougar Mountain open space at Talus, REI challenge grant to the Greenway Trust, new Bandera Mountain trail, Easton lands protected, Meadowbrook Farm interpretive center.

August 2002 Newsletter - New trailhead at western terminus of John Wayne Pioneer Trail, Greenway tree nursery at Lake Sammamish State Park, Trail construction projects, Raging River land acquisition, WADNR land acquisitions.

April 2002 Newsletter - Kittitas County Recreation planning, Summer 2002 Trek, Evergreen Forest Trust, Mt. Si land acquisition, Eastgate tree planting, Friends of the Trail update, Snoqualmie Preservation Initiative award.

January 2002 Newsletter - Year 2001 in review, including major public land acquisitions, trails, recycling and merit awards.

October 2001 Newsletter - Cedar River Watershed Education Center, MountainStar Resort, I-90 expansion stays off John Wayne Pioneer Trail, Mitchell Hill Land Exchange.

July 2001 Newsletter - Keechelus Lake Land Acquisition, Manke Land Exchange, Rattlesnake Mountain expansion, Snoqualmie Point expansion, Snoqualmie Preservation Initiative, Greenway technical planning.

March 2001 Newsletter - Year 2000 in review including land acquisitions, trail connections, logging road removals.

November 2000 Newsletter - Urban forest in business districts, Snoqualmie Pass Kiosk, Preston Edge properties acquired, new park in Easton.

August 2000 Newsletter - The 10th Anniversary Mountains to Sound March in review.

May 2000 Newsletter - Tiger Mountain Section 12 acquisition, 200,000 Trees in 2000, Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River Valley cleanup.

February 2000 Newsletter - Snoqualmie Point Land Saved, Grand Ridge/Mitchell Hill Connector acquisition, Plum Creek I-90 Land Exchange, Cougar Mountain East Village development and open space.

November 1999 Newsletter - Coal Mines Trail; Planting 200,000 Trees in 2000; Preston Community Vision; Issaquah Alps mapped; John Wayne Pioneer Trail gets National Designation.

August 1999 Newsletter - Snoqualmie Point gets National Protection, 10th anniversary Mountains to Sound March plans advancing, teachers explore salmon issues, John Wayne trail blooms with projects.

May 1999 Newsletter - Washington Forest Protection Association grants fund interpretive signs in Kittitas County, National Urban Forests Conference to be held in Seattle and the Greenway has received funding from American Forests for the planting of 50,000 trees, A Day in the Greenway coming in May.

February 1999 Newsletter - Greenway celebrates a year of successes, Cedar River Watershed wins award and plans move forward on Education Center, new State Route 519 may include non-motorized trail.

October 1998 Newsletter - Teachers investigate regional land use along the Greenway, Paul Allen helps save forest along Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, Grouse Ridge gravel mine plan changed in response to citizen concerns, Mt. Si's 'Zorro' cuts logging roads are now gone, repairs of the Hall Creek trestle on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail begin.

July 1998 Newsletter - I-90 Mountains to Sound Greenway designated as a National Scenic Byway, the 'Hard Edge' of forest preservation and the proposed North Bend gravel mine, Snoqualmie River Middle Fork Valley garbage removal project.

April 1998 Newsletter - Huckleberry Land Exchange, Weyerhauser to the United States Forest Service, Dedication set for Seattle/Greenway trail link, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. donates ArcView Geographic Information Systems software and training to the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

January 1998 Newsletter - Washington State Department of Transportation plan embraces Greenway goals, Greenway Merit Awards recognize six citizens, Greenway Education Coordinator wins grant, new Greenway Attractions map and brochure available.

September 1997 Newsletter - Greenway kids conquer Zorro with Compost Re-greening program, King County protects key lands near Issaquah, Cle Elum hatchery gives salmon privay and biologists answers.

May 1997 Newsletter - Linking forests on Rattlesnake Mountain, Earth Day in the Greenway, New trail access points blooming along Greenway, Public invited to Meadowbrook Farm celebration, Land  Conservancy helping to build nation's longest urban trail, Greenway Trust now has its own webpage.

February 1997 Newsletter - State leaders convene to celebrate progress and Special merit Awards in December, winter storms hit Greenway trails hard, computer project finds value in city trees, Help Wanted: Earth Day on the Iron Horse.

November 1996 Newsletter - Recreation mecca takes shape in the Midfork Valley, Trestle repair slated on John Wayne Trail, Biosolids recycling draws national attention,

August 1996 Newsletter - Special Feature: Greenway Volunteers, Greenway projects included in King County bond issue vote, Rattlesnake Ridge parcel becomes public forest, Greenway education program development.

April 1996 Newsletter - Two new projects anchor the ends of the Greenway, Greenway leads National Search for Model Towns, Huckleberry Land Exchange moves toward approval, New historic signs funded, Four-day trek to commemorate Greenway Founding planned.

January 1996 Newsletter - Harvesting Greenway Forests report, Mountains to Sound Greenway Hall of Fame established, Snoqualmie Point forests preserved, Puget Power makes grant to Greenway projects, Middle Fork Valley project funded to plan Recreation and Protection, Land purchased on Poo Poo Point Trail.

October 1995 Newsletter - World Conservation Corps and biosolids recycling program in the Cascades, Snoqualmie Pass: from Indian Trail to Interstate by Ellensburg author Yvonne Prater, Bellevue adds I-90 trail, Jones & Jones Grant goes to Cle Elum, New Snoqualmie development adds key trails.

July 1995 Newsletter - Trails Special Issue featuring a few favorite trails, Biosolids Forestry Program approved, Scenic I-90 Promontory saved, Public sets goals for John Wayne trail.

April 1995 Newsletter - Mountains to Sound Greenway signs on I-90, Biosolids Forestry Program moves closer to reality, Pivotal Property saved as Forest Legacy, Trails Day Celebrations planned, South Carnation Marsh preserved, Cross-State trail users Workshop scheduled.

January 1995 Newsletter - New trail links Roslyn and Cle Elum, Mountains to Sound Progress Report, Tiger Mountain trailhead purchased, Mountains to Sound Greenway makes list of 10 Most Endangered Scenic Byways in U.S., Issaquah Developers ask for Greenway Ideas.

September 1994 Newsletter - Snoqualmie Valley interpretive signs, Snoqualmie Tunnel adds link to John Wayne trail, Weigh Station moved in support of Greenway, Cougar Mountain Wildland Park Plan nearing approval

May 1994 Newsletter - Re-Greening the Greenway, Meadowbrook Farm plan, Seattle Central Trail, Waterways 2000.

February 1994 Newsletter - Greenway Concept Plan goes public, Mountains to Sound: The Creation of a Greenway on sale, Possible rail/trail in Kittitas County.

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