Recent efforts have helped connect public open spaces and trails—including near Lake Sammamish and Mitchell Hill—as well as protect an impressive stand of old growth trees behind Mt. Si.
It’s state budget season! We’re in Olympia advocating for recreation and public lands. Several funding proposals could have big, much-needed impacts here in the Greenway.
As we look back on 2016, we are proud that we do things differently here. We showed the rest of the nation that bipartisan efforts CAN succeed; that different voices can come together to solve some of our region’s most difficult challenges.
In a disappointing ending, Congress adjourned over the weekend without taking action on legislation to designate the Greenway National Heritage Area. Despite valiant efforts from our congressional delegation and supporters, the lame duck session proved to be challenging to navigate.
A new kind of parade is coming to the Snoqualmie Valley! The March of the Vegetables parade will celebrate all that is wonderful about the Snoqualmie Valley – its art, farms, beauty, and vibrant small-town communities.
Under the new Savor Snoqualmie Valley initiative, heritage groups are coming together to find ways to bring history to life for local residents. By joining forces, they are helping make the Valley’s rich history easier for people of all ages to connect with.
A new multi-use trail is opening next year, with spectacular views and access to a growing network of wild land trails. The Olallie Trail project piloted a brand new model of construction—based on collaboratively pooling resources and expertise—which has the potential to be a powerful new model for trails across the state.
The divisiveness of the Presidential campaign was disheartening and distressing to many people. We must now come back together and find our common ground to move forward again. The outdoors is a good place to start.
City of Issaquah’s newest park blends family-friendly open space with salmon recovery efforts. Building upon several decades of conservation work, Salmon Run Nature Park is the latest addition to a long string of connected public open space along Issaquah Creek.
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.