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Coalition Launches to Support Newest Greenway Regional Trail

Coalition Launches to Support Newest Greenway Regional Trail

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jan 29, 2016 03:55 PM |

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.

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Swimming In the Right Direction

Swimming In the Right Direction

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jan 27, 2016 09:10 PM |

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.

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In Memory of Doug Walker

In Memory of Doug Walker

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jan 06, 2016 05:54 PM |

The conservation community lost one of our captains with the passing of Doug Walker on New Year’s Eve.

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Snapshot: Greenway Highlights of 2015

Snapshot: Greenway Highlights of 2015

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Dec 31, 2015 05:55 PM |

It was another 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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Remembering Kelly Luna

Remembering Kelly Luna

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Dec 26, 2015 12:00 AM |

Remembering scout master, community volunteer, and Greenway Trek leader Kelly Luna.

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Empowering Youth Through Nature

Empowering Youth Through Nature

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Nov 17, 2015 05:55 PM |

Teachers, parents and youth leaders are increasingly turning to nature to help inspire and empower youth. The Snoqualmie Valley is an amazing place for youth to explore and connect with the outdoors. Local leaders are launching new initiatives to better strengthen that connection.

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A bright future for the Preston Mill

A bright future for the Preston Mill

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Nov 13, 2015 07:55 PM |

Thanks to a call to action by founding Greenway President Jim Ellis, citizens are coming together again to envision a new future for the historic Preston Mill. Thanks to its storied past as a Northwest mill town and the commitment of its citizens today, the future of the Preston Mill site looks bright indeed.

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Discover the Hidden History of the Greenway

Discover the Hidden History of the Greenway

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Oct 30, 2015 11:55 AM |

We call the Mountains to Sound Greenway our home. But how well do we know it? The Greenway’s true history is hidden in its rocks.

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Tree Planting Season Has Begun!

Tree Planting Season Has Begun!

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Oct 28, 2015 06:44 PM |

Volunteers rocked our Tree Planting Celebration, helping plant 1,775 native trees and shrubs along Issaquah Creek, in the first of many upcoming events.

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Dog-friendly hikes for fall color

Dog-friendly hikes for fall color

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Oct 27, 2015 04:23 PM |

The fall colors are gorgeous this year! We’ve compiled several fall colors hikes for you (and your furry friend) to explore.

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Camp among Teanaway ghosts in Casland

Camp among Teanaway ghosts in Casland

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Sep 29, 2015 04:21 PM |

There's more than meets the eye in this popular Greenway river valley.

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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 03:10 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 06:15 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 01:55 PM |

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 11:48 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 07:10 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 06:45 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 04:12 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 06:30 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 04:30 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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