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REI’s ‘Every Trail Connects’ Funds Repair in Middle Fork

REI’s ‘Every Trail Connects’ Funds Repair in Middle Fork

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Aug 26, 2015 12:10 PM |

You voted, and REI funded: $68,790 to repair Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail

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Trekkers thank Senator Cantwell

Trekkers thank Senator Cantwell

Posted by Ben Hughey at Aug 12, 2015 03:15 PM |

Hikers on the 25th Anniversary Mountains to Sound Greenway Trek wrote postcards to Senator Cantwell to thank her for her leadership in reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Chef-to-Farm connects culinary students with local farms

Chef-to-Farm connects culinary students with local farms

Posted by Jennifer McKeown at Aug 11, 2015 10:55 AM |

Through a ‘Chef-to-Farm’ program, culinary students are learning how to support local food and be part of the local food revolution from the very beginning of their careers.

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Washington State Invests in Our Great Outdoors

Washington State Invests in Our Great Outdoors

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jul 30, 2015 08:48 AM |

Washington State's new capital and operating budgets will invest more than $55 million across the Greenway landscape over the next two years, including popular locations like Tiger Mountain, the Middle Fork Valley, and Iron Horse State Park.

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Stories from the Trek: Making Connections

Stories from the Trek: Making Connections

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jul 23, 2015 04:10 PM |

The 25th Anniversary Greenway Trek was an adventure not soon to be forgotten. Participant Dale Hoff recounts highlights from the 25th Anniversary Greenway Trek.

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Tales from the Trail: Repairing Waptus River Trail

Tales from the Trail: Repairing Waptus River Trail

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jul 21, 2015 03:45 PM |

In June, the Greenway Trust and Back Country Horsemen of Washington joined forces with the U.S. Forest Service to help maintain the Waptus River Trail, a beautiful hiker- and horse-friendly trail on the east side of the Greenway

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New beach house graces shore of Lake Sammamish

New beach house graces shore of Lake Sammamish

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Jul 08, 2015 01:12 PM |

Beach goers can now enjoy a beautiful new beach house at Sunset Beach, as part of a multi-year effort to improve Lake Sammamish State Park. The sustainably-crafted beach house is built with unique solar panels, rainwater collectors, planted rooftop, and siding of reclaimed redwood delineating spaces for community events, bathrooms, showers and changing rooms.

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Welcoming our new Executive Director

Welcoming our new Executive Director

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jun 29, 2015 03:30 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 Adventure Shuttle to ease trailhead congestion

New SnoValley Adventure Shuttle to ease trailhead congestion

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 07, 2015 02:25 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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