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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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Sasquatch? In the Greenway?

Sasquatch? In the Greenway?

Posted by becca.kedenburg@mtsgreenway.org at Aug 31, 2016 03:55 PM |

This summer, the Greenway Trust teamed up with the Pacific Science Center to bring science to life with our new “Searching for Sasquatch” summer camp. We used the search for mystical creatures like Sasquatch to spark students' curiosity about the world around them.

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Farms As Outdoor Classrooms

Farms As Outdoor Classrooms

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Aug 24, 2016 04:15 PM |

Farms are one of our region’s best classrooms. Two local Snoqualmie Valley schools are piloting a new on-the-ground educational program called ‘Farming the Future,’ where students spend one Friday a month at a local farm, engaged in hands-on science learning that incorporates local ecology and sustainable agriculture.

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Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead Gets New Name

Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead Gets New Name

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jun 30, 2016 04:25 PM |

In honor of local conservation hero and activist Harvey Manning, King County Parks just renamed the Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead on Cougar Mountain. The newly named Harvey Manning Trailhead commemorates Manning’s lifelong work to save the Issaquah Alps as a “wilderness on the metro,” and a place for people to escape to the woods nearby.

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Major Step Forward for Greenway National Heritage Area Bill

Major Step Forward for Greenway National Heritage Area Bill

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jun 15, 2016 04:15 PM |

Today, the U.S. Senate held a committee hearing on a bill to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area. This legislation 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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New Bus Route to Rattlesnake Lake

New Bus Route to Rattlesnake Lake

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jun 09, 2016 01:30 PM |

A new pilot is being introduced at Rattlesnake Lake to address the parking shortage: transit access. Now residents and visitors alike can relax by the lake, hike to the ledges, and visit the Cedar River Watershed Ed Center without having to worry about parking.

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Explore Teanaway Geology This Spring

Explore Teanaway Geology This Spring

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM |

If the hills of the Teanaway Community Forest could talk they would tell tales of bubbling lava, ancient jungles roamed by coyote-sized horses, and a shoreline sculpted by great blocks of ice.

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Envisioning the Future of Tollgate Farm

Envisioning the Future of Tollgate Farm

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Apr 19, 2016 11:35 PM |

Snoqualmie Valley’s Tollgate Farm has a long history as an important community hub. Local residents are working to restore one of its most iconic sections—the Tollgate Farmhouse—and envision a park with both recreation amenities and a hub for sustainable agriculture.

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Modern Skiing Takes Shape at the Pass

Modern Skiing Takes Shape at the Pass

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 24, 2016 05:25 PM |

As our region recovered from the Great Depression, new innovations began to change the face of skiing and bring about a new era for Snoqualmie Pass, with mechanized ski lifts, train service from Seattle to the Pass, and the birth of the current Snoqualmie Summit ski area.

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A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 22, 2016 04:25 PM |

Neighbors from across the Snoqualmie River Valley came together for this eight-part workshop series, in which differences were set aside, sleeves were rolled up, and a vision for a bright future was crafted.

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Using Nature to Empower Students

Using Nature to Empower Students

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 18, 2016 07:40 PM |

A local Greenway school uses nature to cultivate happier, healthier students. After just seven months, the results are already incredible.

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Taking Care of Schools, Trails, and Forests

Taking Care of Schools, Trails, and Forests

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Mar 18, 2016 03:10 PM |

Local schools will be able to build or renovate school buildings this year, thanks to revenue received from Washington state-owned lands--many of which are popular destinations for hikers, trail runners, equestrians, and other recreation-seekers.

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Our region’s skiing roots

Our region’s skiing roots

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 03, 2016 07:30 PM |

Skiing at Snoqualmie Pass began from humble roots. And a little bit of Olympic glory.

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Coalition Launches to Support Newest Greenway Regional Trail

Coalition Launches to Support Newest Greenway Regional Trail

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jan 29, 2016 03:55 PM |

The Greenway Trust has joined forces with other regional partners to form the ‘Eastside Greenway Alliance,’ focused on completing the Greenway’s newest regional trail: the Eastside Rail Corridor.

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Swimming In the Right Direction

Swimming In the Right Direction

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jan 27, 2016 09:10 PM |

A rare, land-locked salmon, called kokanee, is coming back from the brink of extinction in the Lake Samammish basin. There’s much to celebrate, and so much more work to be done to guarantee long-term survival.

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In Memory of Doug Walker

In Memory of Doug Walker

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jan 06, 2016 05:54 PM |

The conservation community lost one of our captains with the passing of Doug Walker on New Year’s Eve.

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Snapshot: Greenway Highlights of 2015

Snapshot: Greenway Highlights of 2015

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Dec 31, 2015 05:55 PM |

It was another 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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Remembering Kelly Luna

Remembering Kelly Luna

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Dec 26, 2015 12:00 AM |

Remembering scout master, community volunteer, and Greenway Trek leader Kelly Luna.

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Empowering Youth Through Nature

Empowering Youth Through Nature

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Nov 17, 2015 05:55 PM |

Teachers, parents and youth leaders are increasingly turning to nature to help inspire and empower youth. The Snoqualmie Valley is an amazing place for youth to explore and connect with the outdoors. Local leaders are launching new initiatives to better strengthen that connection.

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