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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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Duvall is leading the way through innovative approach to planning

Duvall is leading the way through innovative approach to planning

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Nov 12, 2014 02:30 PM |

How do we balance population growth while conserving nature? How can we ensure both a strong, sustainable economy and healthy natural lands? These are important questions that the City of Duvall is asking right now.

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The Nature Conservancy announces second largest purchase in Greenway history

The Nature Conservancy announces second largest purchase in Greenway history

Posted by Ben Hughey at Oct 28, 2014 12:50 PM |
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The Nature Conservancy announced the conservation of 47,921 acres of forest land in the Central Cascades, the majority of which lies within the Mountains to Sound Greenway.

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When does a forest road disappear?

When does a forest road disappear?

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Oct 17, 2014 01:50 PM |

You’ve seen them on hillsides in the Mountains to Sound Greenway – long zig-zags crossing the mountains, former logging roads that brought trucks up and trees down. But when a forest road is no longer used, and especially if it leads to a splendid view, perhaps it is time to turn it into a trail.

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The Greenway has a new trail

The Greenway has a new trail

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Sep 27, 2014 12:00 AM |

The new Mailbox Peak trail is the latest addition to the Greenway's 1,600-mile trail network. Over the last decade, the Greenway spearheaded a region-wide effort to build a safer, more sustainable route to this popular peak.

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A summer with the Greenway's education program

Posted by Emily Neff at Sep 04, 2014 10:20 AM |

Anna Boyar, a senior at Northwest School, describes her summer internship with the Greenway Education Program.

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A trail runs alongside it

A trail runs alongside it

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Aug 28, 2014 10:15 AM |

New cycle track connects regional trail system between Issaquah and Preston

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Terry Wallgren: 1946-2014

Terry Wallgren: 1946-2014

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Aug 25, 2014 03:10 PM |

In memory of Greenway board member Terry Wallgren

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Grant Supports Trail Enhancement Project in Mt Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest

Posted by Emily Neff at Aug 22, 2014 02:25 PM |

For more than 20 years, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust’s Stewardship Program has been focused on improving existing trails to accommodate a growing population, increasing access, and improving trail safety.

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Introducing a Community Garden and Food Forest in Duvall

Posted by Jennifer McKeown at Aug 18, 2014 12:43 PM |

An amazing place is coming to a historic space in Duvall. This summer the ground is breaking on a new Community Garden and Food Forest at the historic Doughtery Farmstead.

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Greenway Icon Celebrates its 100th Birthday

Greenway Icon Celebrates its 100th Birthday

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jul 31, 2014 05:40 PM |
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It took 2,500 workers three years to construct this icon, blasting into the mountain with 340 tons of dynamite. One hundred years later it is one of our region's top recreation spots with a quarter million people visiting annually.

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The news we've been waiting for from the U.S. Senate

Posted by Emily Neff at Jul 17, 2014 10:45 AM |

Senators Cantwell and Murray introduce legislation in the U.S. Senate to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area.

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