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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A local Greenway school uses nature to cultivate happier, healthier students. After just seven months, the results are already incredible.
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.
Skiing at Snoqualmie Pass began from humble roots. And a little bit of Olympic glory.
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.
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.