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Moving Forward, Together

Moving Forward, Together

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Nov 11, 2016 06:40 PM |

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.

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New Park with Salmon Run Views

New Park with Salmon Run Views

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Nov 02, 2016 03:55 PM |

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.

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President’s Report: The Future of the Greenway

President’s Report: The Future of the Greenway

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Oct 11, 2016 05:41 PM |

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.

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Bounty Week: A Celebration of Local Food

Bounty Week: A Celebration of Local Food

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Oct 10, 2016 02:45 PM |

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.

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Safety Along Mt. Si Road

Safety Along Mt. Si Road

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Oct 05, 2016 06:41 PM |

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.

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Restoring Issaquah Creek: Next Phase

Restoring Issaquah Creek: Next Phase

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Sep 28, 2016 09:15 PM |

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.

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Keeping Trails Open and Safe

Keeping Trails Open and Safe

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Sep 28, 2016 08:55 PM |

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.

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Sasquatch? In the Greenway?

Sasquatch? In the Greenway?

Posted by becca.kedenburg@mtsgreenway.org at Aug 31, 2016 03:55 PM |

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.

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Farms As Outdoor Classrooms

Farms As Outdoor Classrooms

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Aug 24, 2016 04:15 PM |

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.

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Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead Gets New Name

Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead Gets New Name

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jun 30, 2016 04:25 PM |

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.

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Major Step Forward for Greenway National Heritage Area Bill

Major Step Forward for Greenway National Heritage Area Bill

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jun 15, 2016 04:15 PM |

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.

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New Bus Route to Rattlesnake Lake

New Bus Route to Rattlesnake Lake

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Jun 09, 2016 01:30 PM |

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.

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Explore Teanaway Geology This Spring

Explore Teanaway Geology This Spring

Posted by Margaret Ullman at May 19, 2016 02:10 PM |

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.

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Envisioning the Future of Tollgate Farm

Envisioning the Future of Tollgate Farm

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Apr 19, 2016 11:35 PM |

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.

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Modern Skiing Takes Shape at the Pass

Modern Skiing Takes Shape at the Pass

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 24, 2016 05:25 PM |

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.

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A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 22, 2016 04:25 PM |

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.

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Using Nature to Empower Students

Using Nature to Empower Students

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 18, 2016 07:40 PM |

A local Greenway school uses nature to cultivate happier, healthier students. After just seven months, the results are already incredible.

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Taking Care of Schools, Trails, and Forests

Taking Care of Schools, Trails, and Forests

Posted by Amy Brockhaus at Mar 18, 2016 03:10 PM |

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.

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Our region’s skiing roots

Our region’s skiing roots

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Mar 03, 2016 07:30 PM |

Skiing at Snoqualmie Pass began from humble roots. And a little bit of Olympic glory.

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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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