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Welcoming our new Executive Director

Welcoming our new Executive Director

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jun 29, 2015 03:29 PM |

We are excited to announce that Jon Hoekstra has joined the Greenway Trust as Executive Director. And his first order of business is to designate the Greenway as a National Heritage Area.

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Breaking News - Greenway National Heritage Area

Breaking News - Greenway National Heritage Area

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jun 25, 2015 01:30 PM |

Legislation introduced in U.S. Senate and House today would strengthen our region’s high quality of life and celebrate its heritage of spectacular forests, rivers, and mountains on the doorsteps of cities

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Ira Spring’s Words Resonate on Mailbox Peak

Ira Spring’s Words Resonate on Mailbox Peak

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jun 18, 2015 10:47 AM |

Many years after they were spoken, Ira Spring’s words still ring true: we need the power of many voices to take care of the areas we love. A new plaque on top of Mailbox Peak commemorates Spring and the many voices who made this new trail possible.

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Washington Recreation Groups Unite to Protect the Greenway

Washington Recreation Groups Unite to Protect the Greenway

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 27, 2015 02:45 PM |

The recreation community has spoken loud and clear: it’s time to create the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. More than 3,000 hikers, bikers, kayakers, and climbers just signed the petition to designate the Greenway as a National Heritage Area.

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Filling in the Gaps

Filling in the Gaps

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 27, 2015 09:55 AM |

Vital wildlife corridors and trail connections have been conserved recently, adding over 1,500 acres of forestland to the Greenway's public lands.

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Three Best Bike Rides with Kids

Three Best Bike Rides with Kids

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 22, 2015 02:25 PM |

From gravel trails, to singletrack, to paved regional trails, there are abundant opportunities in the Greenway to get your family on bikes just minutes from your front door. Here are three of our favorite local rides.

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Carter Receives Award for Planting 110,000+ Trees in Greenway

Carter Receives Award for Planting 110,000+ Trees in Greenway

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 21, 2015 12:42 PM |

Carter Subaru is one of the region's greatest corporate environmental champions, setting a national example of conservation business ethics through its home-grown "On the Road to Carbon Neutral" tree-planting program.

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Middle Fork Road Re-Opens for Memorial Day Weekend

Middle Fork Road Re-Opens for Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 20, 2015 11:35 AM |

Repairs to the flood-damaged road will be completed in time for a holiday weekend opening. And stay up-to-date on the summer construction schedule to know when the road is open or closed.

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SnoValleyUnited: strengthening local economies, raising quality of life

SnoValleyUnited: strengthening local economies, raising quality of life

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 13, 2015 12:50 PM |

“Imagine 20 years from now: the Snoqualmie River Valley is a renowned destination for its economically thriving rural cities, local food production, agritourism, ecotourism and outdoor recreation…”

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New SnoValley Adventures Shuttle to ease trailhead congestion

New SnoValley Adventures Shuttle to ease trailhead congestion

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 07, 2015 02:24 PM |

Millions of Washington residents will soon have another way to reach some of Washington’s most loved recreation destinations with the help of a new summer shuttle.

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President's Report: The State of Our Lands

President's Report: The State of Our Lands

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Apr 27, 2015 02:18 PM |

Our public land agencies are severely underfunded considering their value and use levels. This is not a question of finding cost efficiencies and tightening belts. We passed that threshold a long time ago. It’s now a question of rethinking how we fund these agencies and how we maintain this land.

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First wildlife bridge coming soon to Snoqualmie Pass

First wildlife bridge coming soon to Snoqualmie Pass

Posted by jwatkins@conservationnw.org at Mar 26, 2015 11:35 AM |

Moving through the Cascade Mountains is about to get a lot easier for both wildlife and motorists, thanks to work on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. The I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East project will also pilot one of the very first wildlife bridges in the Greenway.

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Creating a plan for our new backyard

Creating a plan for our new backyard

Posted by jschroeder@tnc.org at Mar 10, 2015 11:52 AM |

Plans are forming for the future of The Nature Conservancy's nearly 48,000 acres of forest in the heart of the Greenway. There are countless opportunities to shape a sustainable, healthy place for both people and nature. Make your voice heard and share your vision for this land.

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The newest Rail-to-Trail in the Greenway

The newest Rail-to-Trail in the Greenway

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Feb 24, 2015 10:25 AM |

180 miles of trail in the Greenway are built on former railroad lines. And our newest Rail-to-Trail is being built to connect the communities on the eastern side of Lake Washington.

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Boots on the Ground: Knotweed

Boots on the Ground: Knotweed

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Feb 10, 2015 02:35 PM |

Quarterly blog from our Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) field crew, who are out in the Greenway all year long tackling habitat restoration and trail projects.

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Investing in Outdoor Recreation

Investing in Outdoor Recreation

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Jan 28, 2015 03:10 PM |

Outdoor recreation: a sound investment for ourselves, our health, our economy, our future.

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Recreation boosts Washington economy

Recreation boosts Washington economy

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Jan 15, 2015 12:00 AM |

What brings revenue to our state at a significant level, similar to technology and aerospace? What moves income from urban to rural areas?

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Snapshot: Greenway Highlights of 2014

Snapshot: Greenway Highlights of 2014

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Dec 31, 2014 02:40 PM |

It was a year full of wins. These successes—many compiled here—are thanks to our broad-based coalition. It’s well known that the secret to the Greenway’s success has always been our passionate supporters who collectively move mountains.

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UPDATE: Greenway Heritage Area

UPDATE: Greenway Heritage Area

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Dec 18, 2014 01:55 PM |

The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area (NHA) effort gained great momentum in Congress this year!

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Expansion of Wilderness Lands, in the Heart of the Greenway

Expansion of Wilderness Lands, in the Heart of the Greenway

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Dec 16, 2014 01:55 PM |

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley just got a little wilder. Those of us who recreate in the valley have always cherished its remote beauty and raw mystique. Now its federal designation matches.

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