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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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A Bridge Crosses Over It

A Bridge Crosses Over It

Posted by Mackenzie Dolstad at Apr 20, 2015 05:25 PM |

The Ira Spring Trail is immensely popular with hikers from all walks of life. Unfortunately, the first stretch of the Ira Spring Trail has a creek crossing that can be seasonally-dangerous for hikers. Thanks to the Spring Family Trust For Trails, last Friday, the first step toward a solution took place.

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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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