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Next Step Forward for Preston Mill Park

Next Step Forward for Preston Mill Park

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at May 19, 2017 06:43 PM |

Community members and travelers passing through the town of Preston, just east of Issaquah, will notice a distinctive sign recently installed at the new Preston Mill Park. The former sawmill on this site, which operated from 1892 to 1974, provided an historic saw blade and reclaimed wood to incorporate into the new entrance sign.

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Lands Conserved in the Greenway

Lands Conserved in the Greenway

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 02, 2017 06:15 PM |

Two new properties were conserved—at the base of Mt. Defiance and along the Emerald Necklace. As our region grows, this combination of urban and mountain open spaces gives us room to breathe, relax, and stay healthy.

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Bothell’s New Urban Forest

Bothell’s New Urban Forest

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Apr 28, 2017 06:45 PM |

Governor Jay Inslee, Bothell Mayor Andy Rheaume, and representatives from the Friends of North Creek Forest and Help Our Woods cut a ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the new North Creek Forest.

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Next Step Forward for Greenway Designation

Next Step Forward for Greenway Designation

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 29, 2017 06:35 PM |

Positive signs are coming from Washington D.C. in our effort to designate the Greenway as a National Heritage Area. Bipartisan leaders just introduced legislation in the Senate and House.

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Voice Your Support for Public Lands

Voice Your Support for Public Lands

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 08, 2017 02:55 PM |

Funding to take care of our state's public lands is in jeopardy. We need your help to ensure funding doesn’t slip backwards for state DNR, which manages some of the most popular trails in the Greenway: Mt. Si, Mailbox Peak, and Tiger Mountain.

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Dirty Harry’s Trail Gets a Makeover

Dirty Harry’s Trail Gets a Makeover

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 08, 2017 10:00 AM |

Little known a few years ago, this trail's popularity has grown rapidly. To handle the extra boots we're helping rebuild this route to make it safer, and more sustainable and accessible for hikers and climbers.

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More Lands Conserved in the Greenway

More Lands Conserved in the Greenway

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jan 13, 2017 03:44 PM |

Recent efforts have helped connect public open spaces and trails—including near Lake Sammamish and Mitchell Hill—as well as protect an impressive stand of old growth trees behind Mt. Si.

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Advocating for Public Lands and Recreation

Advocating for Public Lands and Recreation

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jan 10, 2017 02:05 PM |

It’s state budget season! We’re in Olympia advocating for recreation and public lands. Several funding proposals could have big, much-needed impacts here in the Greenway.

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Snapshot: Greenway Highlights of 2016

Snapshot: Greenway Highlights of 2016

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Dec 30, 2016 02:28 PM |

As we look back on 2016, we are proud that we do things differently here. We showed the rest of the nation that bipartisan efforts CAN succeed; that different voices can come together to solve some of our region’s most difficult challenges.

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Lame Duck Session Stalls Greenway Heritage Area Designation

Lame Duck Session Stalls Greenway Heritage Area Designation

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Dec 13, 2016 05:55 PM |

In a disappointing ending, Congress adjourned over the weekend without taking action on legislation to designate the Greenway National Heritage Area. Despite valiant efforts from our congressional delegation and supporters, the lame duck session proved to be challenging to navigate.

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March of the Vegetables

March of the Vegetables

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Dec 02, 2016 03:30 PM |

A new kind of parade is coming to the Snoqualmie Valley! The March of the Vegetables parade will celebrate all that is wonderful about the Snoqualmie Valley – its art, farms, beauty, and vibrant small-town communities.

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Connecting to Our Snoqualmie Valley Heritage

Connecting to Our Snoqualmie Valley Heritage

Posted by Jennifer McKeown at Nov 16, 2016 10:33 AM |

Under the new Savor Snoqualmie Valley initiative, heritage groups are coming together to find ways to bring history to life for local residents. By joining forces, they are helping make the Valley’s rich history easier for people of all ages to connect with.

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Working Together For New Trail on Mt. Washington

Working Together For New Trail on Mt. Washington

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Nov 15, 2016 05:21 PM |

A new multi-use trail is opening next year, with spectacular views and access to a growing network of wild land trails. The Olallie Trail project piloted a brand new model of construction—based on collaboratively pooling resources and expertise—which has the potential to be a powerful new model for trails across the state.

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Moving Forward, Together

Moving Forward, Together

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Nov 11, 2016 06:40 PM |

The divisiveness of the Presidential campaign was disheartening and distressing to many people. We must now come back together and find our common ground to move forward again. The outdoors is a good place to start.

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New Park with Salmon Run Views

New Park with Salmon Run Views

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Nov 02, 2016 03:55 PM |

City of Issaquah’s newest park blends family-friendly open space with salmon recovery efforts. Building upon several decades of conservation work, Salmon Run Nature Park is the latest addition to a long string of connected public open space along Issaquah Creek.

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President’s Report: The Future of the Greenway

President’s Report: The Future of the Greenway

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Oct 11, 2016 05:41 PM |

Now, on our 25th anniversary, we are reflecting on where we have come from and where we are headed. In the latest President’s Report, we announce our new strategic plan that builds on our vision for a healthy, sustainable Greenway.

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Bounty Week: A Celebration of Local Food

Bounty Week: A Celebration of Local Food

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Oct 10, 2016 02:45 PM |

Snoqualmie Valley restaurants teamed up in August with local farmers for the first annual Bounty Week, to highlight Valley-grown vegetables on their menus. The week was a resounding success and is the first of many new initiatives linking Valley residents and visitors with local farmers and local produce.

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Safety Along Mt. Si Road

Safety Along Mt. Si Road

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Oct 05, 2016 06:41 PM |

When the road to popular Mt. Si trailheads became dangerously overcrowded, local neighbors, State DNR, and King County Roads teamed up to make the road and trailheads safe again. If proven successful, these collaborative solutions could be used at other overcrowded recreation sites throughout the region.

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Restoring Issaquah Creek: Next Phase

Restoring Issaquah Creek: Next Phase

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Sep 28, 2016 09:15 PM |

Twenty years of experience have taught us a lot about invasives: they are stubborn, spread easily, and it takes a community to eradicate them. This year we’re tackling some of the remaining outposts of weeds along Issaquah Creek.

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Keeping Trails Open and Safe

Keeping Trails Open and Safe

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Sep 28, 2016 08:55 PM |

Funding is scarce for repairing trails in the Upper Kittitas Basin. So, the Greenway Trust, our partners, and local volunteers are leaning in to help.

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