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New cycling track connects trails, Preston to Issaquah
Oct 13, 2014
Snoqualmie Valley Record
 
New Mailbox Peak trail delivers a welcome message
Oct 02, 2014
SnoValley Star
 
Grand opening of new Mailbox Peak Trail celebrates Middle Fork, conservation | Photos
Oct 01, 2014
Snoqualmie Valley Record
 
Easier hike delivered to the top of popular Mailbox Peak
Sep 27, 2014
The Seattle Times
For years, climbing Mailbox Peak has been a rite of passage for Seattle-area hikers. Many have had to turn back before finishing the steep, heavily eroded ascent. But on Saturday, a newer, easier trail to the top will open. Will this change what it means to have “done Mailbox?”
New route to Mailbox Peak opens Saturday
Sep 26, 2014
Snoqualmie Valley Record
 
New cycle track connects trail system
Sep 16, 2014
Issaquah Press
 
In Seattle, an Ongoing Effort to Save the Region’s Green Spaces
Sep 01, 2014
Earth Island Journal
The Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust aims to find a happy balance between development and wildlands protection
New mountain bike trail in east Tiger Mountain State Forest opens this Saturday
Aug 29, 2014
DNR press release
 
Snoqualmie skate park, downtown riverwalk among local grant proposals
Aug 20, 2014
Snoqualmie Valley Record
 
‘We Need a Bathroom!’ Working to Bring Permanent Toilets to Shores of Snoqualmie River in Fall City
Aug 19, 2014
Living Snoqualmie
The Snoqualmie River is less than an hour’s drive from Seattle, which makes it a popular year-round destination, with over 26,000 people visiting each yearr. The only issue? There is no a permanent toilet for outdoor enthusiasts along the river.
UW program aims to diversify the conservation workforce
Aug 17, 2014
Seattle Times
Students from across the country came to Washington this summer as part of a program to bring greater diversity to the conservation workforce.
Reichert testifies for Mountains to Sound program
Aug 06, 2014
Ellensburg Daily Record
U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert testified before the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on July 29, about the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Act.
Floods, fish and farms: Floodplain project on the Snoqualmie’s Carlson stretch resets river’s history
Jul 29, 2014
Snoqualmie Valley Record
 
Most of Wash. delegation stumps for conservation fund in Congress
Jul 24, 2014
Seattle Times
 
$800,000 could go to protect Issaquah Creek
Jul 22, 2014
Issaquah Press
 
Sen. Murray, Cantwell introduce bill to create the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area
Jul 16, 2014
Bothell Kenmore Reporter
 
Cantwell, Murray: Recognize our I-90 corridor as Heritage Area
Jul 15, 2014
Seattle PI
Seattle PI - A bipartisan proposal to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area was introduced Tuesday in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Explore hidden trails of Tiger Mountain on July 19 hike
Jul 01, 2014
Issaquah Press
 
County trying to build a farm-to-plate pipeline to better connect local farmers and communities
Jun 23, 2014
Renton Reporter
 
Guided bicycle tour of John Wayne Pioneer Trail offered Saturday
Jun 23, 2014
Biking Bis
 
Teanaway Forest open house set Thursday
Jun 20, 2014
Yakima Herald
 
Duthie Hill Park to get new 74-space parking lot
Jun 17, 2014
Bellevue Reporter
 
Advisory committee tackles flooding issues in the Snoqualmie Valley
Jun 09, 2014
Valley View
 
New program could mean more money for Yakima Basin projects
Jun 05, 2014
Yakima Herald
 
State grants to help restore Issaquah Creek
May 20, 2014
Issaquah Press
 
Trust’s summer trips offer chance to explore Greenway
May 18, 2014
The News Tribune
 
Crowd-funding project could protect North Bend's Middle Fork
Apr 22, 2014
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Every year, thousands of hikers, kayakers, anglers, bikers and campers visit the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.
New trails add to fun as Tiger Mountain biking opens for season
Apr 14, 2014
Seattle Times
 
Contract will pave King County's treacherous Middle Fork Road
Apr 10, 2014
KIRO Radio
It's hard to overstate the value of the road to the 3.5 million people who live within an hour of Middle Fork Valley.
Watershed moment for grower, water plan
Apr 01, 2014
Good Fruit Grower
Grower devotes his lifetime to water issues.
Mountains to Sound Greenway receives $50,000 for Snoqualmie Valley watershed work
Mar 19, 2014
SnoValley Star
 
Weed pullers to make an impact on Tolt river shore
Mar 14, 2014
Snoqualmie Valley Record
 
Thousands sign on for Greenway’s heritage designation
Mar 12, 2014
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Snoqualmie Valley Record - The campaign to have the U.S. Congress designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area reached a milestone recently with more than 1,000 people signing the petition
20 members named to the Teanaway forest group
Mar 11, 2014
Ellensburg Daily Record
Greenway staff member appointed to the Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee.
Mountain to Sound Greenway designation gains speed
Feb 13, 2014
Issaquah Sammamish Reporter
Issaquah Sammamish Reporter - The campaign to have the U.S. Congress designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area reached a milestone in late January with over 1,000 people signing a petition for the designation.
National Heritage Area Designation tops 1,000 signatures
Feb 12, 2014
Issaquah Press
Issaquah Press - The campaign to have the U.S. Congress designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area recently reached a milestone with more than 1,000 people signing the petition.
Over 1,000 signatures gathered for National Heritage Area Designation
Feb 06, 2014
Northern Kittitas County Tribune
Northern Kittitas County Tribune- The campaign to have the U.S. Congress designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area reached a significant milestone last week...
Greenway backers to Congress: Get a move on
Feb 03, 2014
Seattle PI
Seattle PI - Designating the I-90 corridor’s Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area would seem like a no-brainer...
Fond farewell
Jan 14, 2014
Issaquah Press
Ava Frisinger reflects on her 16 years as mayor.
Chamber hosts networking breakfast and collaborative lunch
Jan 08, 2014
SnoValley Star
The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting a luncheon called Leading the Way to a Sustainable Snoqualmie Valley.
Rain drums bring visitors to Valley
Jan 08, 2014
SnoValley Star
The Cedar River Watershed Education Center tells the story of the area, the history, and the water.
Looking back, looking forward: 2-year-old basin water plan takes on substance
Jan 04, 2014
Ellensburg Daily Record
The Yakima River basin’s 2-year-old plan to steer clear of future droughts and build up dwindling fish runs isn’t just sitting on the shelf.
Bothell acquires more land to preserve
Jan 02, 2014
Seattle Times
Another 5.9 acres have been added to what the city of Bothell hopes will eventually be a 64-acre urban forest. Forty-one acres have now been acquired.
Green Corridors
Jan 01, 2014
Alaska Airlines Magazine
Alaska Airlines Magazine highlighted the Mountains to Sound Greenway in their January edition.
The best headlines for 2014 from our readers
Dec 31, 2013
Seattle Times
Seattle Times asked readers for some 2014 wishes in the form of headlines they would like to see.
Seattle's Bullitt Center named world's greenest building
Dec 27, 2013
Seattle PI
The Bullitt Center, on Seattle's Capitol Hill, has come out on top in the annual World Architecture News competition for the most globe's sustainable building.
Interior head Sally Jewell brings outsider’s perspective to job
Dec 26, 2013
Seattle Times
In her journey from REI to the Department of the Interior, Sally Jewell is learning how to navigate Washington, D.C.
700 trees planted at Carnation’s Chinook Bend
Dec 02, 2013
Snoqualmie Valley Record
 
Little-known Land and Water Conservation Fund vital to outdoor legacy
Nov 09, 2013
Seattle Times
Although the government shutdown is over, many of our national parks and outdoor places are now threatened by a lack of congressional support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, according to guest columnists Norm Dicks and Dan Evans.
State to buy elk-migration habitat near Cle Elum
Nov 09, 2013
Seattle Times
The state Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday approved the purchase of more than 5,000 acres of Kittitas County forest to protect wildlife habitat.
DNR to preserve 105 acres near I-90/SR 18
Nov 07, 2013
SnoValley Star
 
Forest rebounds after fire
Nov 06, 2013
SnoValley Star
The forest between Mount Si and Little Si has begun regenerating itself. Three months after the 444th Fire burned 18 acres, signs of recovery abound.
Want taller skyscrapers? Pay the farmer
Oct 23, 2013
King 5
 
Council member Myers, Waste Management and others plant native plants along Bear Creek
Oct 21, 2013
Redmond
Redmond Reporter
Redmond Reporter - City of Redmond Council member Hank Myers joined Waste Management employees in planting native trees and shrubs along Bear Creek in Redmond at a Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteer event on Thursday.
An idea takes root in the Teanaway …
Oct 11, 2013
The Wenatchee World
This 50,000-acre forest, sandwiched between farmland and the edge of the Wenatchee National Forest, is now the state’s first community forest — a concept intended to protect forests while giving local groups a stronger say in how the land will be managed.
Teanaway land purchase celebrated
Oct 02, 2013
Daily Record
On Monday, Washington state’s purchase of more than 50,000 acres of Teanaway forest land was made official.
Editorial: Residents should pitch in to keep Valley clean
Oct 02, 2013
Sno Valley Star
Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers labored in wind and rain Sept. 28 in the Three Forks Natural Area. They removed non-native weeds along Norman Creek, a tributary of the Snoqualmie River.
Cle Elum students get close-up look of spawning salmon
Oct 02, 2013
Daily Record
The Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program teaches students from about salmon.
National Heritage Area Proposed For Mountains To Sound Greenway To Include Great Whitewater Runs
Oct 01, 2013
American Whitewater
American Whitewater - Today, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is leading a bipartisan campaign to have the U.S. Congress designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway, and the rivers that run through it, as a National Heritage Area.
Lands of the Teanaway — legally ours!
Sep 30, 2013
Seattle Pi
The state of Washington, in its largest land acquisition in 45 years, has completed purchase of 50,272 acres in the Teanaway River valley east of Cle Elum, a fabled hiking, camping and fishing river on the east slopes of the Cascades.
Longtime foes unite over water plan for Eastern Washington
Sep 28, 2013
The Seattle Times
After years of water wars, Eastern Washington farmers, the Yakama Indian Nation and conservationists have teamed up to push a multibillion-dollar proposal that offers something for all of them: more water, fish passages at dams and more land protected from development. But will it fly?
Longtime foes unite over water plan for Eastern Washington
Sep 28, 2013
The Seattle Times
After years of water wars, Eastern Washington farmers, the Yakama Indian Nation and conservationists have teamed up to push a multibillion-dollar proposal that offers something for all of them: more water, fish passages at dams and more land protected from development. But will it fly?
Old railroad tunnels connect trail users from Snoqualmie Pass to Thorp
Sep 10, 2013
Snoqualmie Pass
Daily Record News
There is a series of man-made structures scattered across Kittitas County — from a few miles outside of Thorp to the Cascades near the border with King County — that people may be unaware of. These structures are tunnels — relics of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad — and they are now available for recreational use at Iron Horse State Park.
State park officials unveil new boardwalk
Sep 03, 2013
The Issaquah Press
State park officials, along with the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, will unveil the park’s newest improvement at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony. A 500-foot boardwalk now travels from the park’s Sunset Beach out to the mouth of Issaquah Creek, replacing what was previously a muddy wetland.State park officials, along with the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, will unveil the park’s newest improvement at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
A Road for the Future
Sep 01, 2013
Puget Sound Journey
AAA Journey Puget Sound - The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Aims to Preserve Our Heritage
Teanaway land purchase topic of weekend forum
Aug 19, 2013
Daily Record
The Friends of the Teanaway — a nonprofit group dedicated to the conservation of the Teanaway — hosted a forum Saturday at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange in an attempt to clear up any misconceptions surrounding the state’s purchase of 50,000 acres in Teanaway.
Good news for John Wayne Pioneer Trail fans: ALL TUNNELS ARE OPEN
Aug 01, 2013
Northern Kittitas County Tribune
Patrons and supporters of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail celebrated with a modicum of good cheer last week when it was announced - with a small wrinkle - all five tunnels on the trail are open for the first time since 2009.
Agreement reached on public ownership of Squak Mountain; May Creek headwaters preserved
Jul 22, 2013
Renton Reporter
An agreement has been finalized for permanent public ownership of 216 acres of forestland on Squak Mountain, following several months of negotiations with the landowner.
Park on the Lid Renamed
Jul 09, 2013
Mercer Island Reporter
Park on the Lid to be renamed Aubrey Davis Park at dedication this weekend
Greenway excursions explore Rattlesnake Mountain, Snoqualmie tunnel
Jul 01, 2013
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Two “Explore the Greenway” trips bring hikers and bicyclists outdoors to explore some of the scenic places in the Mountains to Sound Greenway.
Join the campaign to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway a National Heritage Area
Jul 01, 2013
Cascade Courier
Cascade Courier - Do you ride your bicycle in the Mountains to Sound Greenway? Chances are, if you ride with the Cascade Bicycle Club or live in the Puget Sound region, you do. The Greenway is a 1.5 million-acre landscape that connects the Seattle metropolitan area, through rural eastern King County, over Snoqualmie Pass, into the grasslands of central Washington.
Worse than Manhattan? Bike expert rattled by ride through city
Jun 25, 2013
Seattle Times
Rutgers professor John Pucher, a scholar and evangelist for bicycle-friendly cities, didn’t think anyplace in Cascadia would match the harrowing streets of the Big Apple. Then he rode Seattle’s Second Avenue bike lane.
Explore some of the best the Greenway offers
Jun 23, 2013
Tacoma News Tribune
For the third year, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is hold its Explore the Greenway trips. This year’s trip include a bike ride through the Snoqualmie Tunnel and hike on Rattlesnake Mountain.
All Tunnels Reopened in Iron Horse State Park
Jun 18, 2013
Bicycle Paper
According to representatives from Washington State Parks, Tunnels 46 and 47 between Cle Elum and Thorp, Wash., and tunnels 48 and 49 between Hyak and Easton – which have all been closed since 2009 – are now officially open to non-motorized traffic.
Bike or Hike? Two Outdoor Scenic Trips in Mts to Sound Greenway
Jun 17, 2013
Sammamish-Issaquah Patch
The non-profit Greenway Trust has announced two summertime-excursions for those looking for a good reason to get into the outdoors for a little exercise and enjoy some tasty barbecue at the end.
Mountains to Sound Greenway plans trips
Jun 14, 2013
Daily Record
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is planning two “explore the greenway” trips for hikers and bicyclists this summer, according to a news release.
State repairing 2 more tunnels on John Wayne Pioneer rail-trail; 2 others remain closed
Jun 13, 2013
Biking Bis
Contractors are working to repair two tunnels on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail that have been closed since 2009 when inspectors found falling debris hazards inside of them.
What’s up, Doc? Alpine Lakes bill finally gets hearing
Jun 11, 2013
Washington DC
Seattle PI
Seattle PI - A long-stalled bipartisan proposal to protect a popular recreation river in east King County, and its wild tributary, will finally get a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives, which has failed to act on the legislation even though Republican Rep. Dave Reichert is a prime sponsor.
East Lake Sammamish Trail segment reopens June 12
Jun 07, 2013
Issaquah
The Issaquah Press
The Issaquah segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail reopens to bicyclists, runners and other trail users at 11 a.m. June 12.
Return to power: Snoqualmie Falls hydro plant, park renewal project enters final lap
Jun 05, 2013
Snoqualmie Valley Record
One stage of the restoration of the Snoqualmie Falls hydroelectric plant and vicinity is completed and the generator is producing close to full power.
Help improve outdoor recreation on National Trails Day
May 31, 2013
The Issaquah Press
Volunteers will celebrate National Trails Day on June 1 at locations throughout the Issaquah area, and you can join in to improve the community’s recreation opportunities.
Volunteer for National Trails Day on June 1
May 29, 2013
Sammamish-Issaquah Patch
Celebrate National Trails Day® by volunteering to improve and develop the trails you love, at one of the many Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) events.
New environmental stewardship program to benefit schools
May 28, 2013
Issaquah
The Issaquah Press
About 180 students in the “Biodiversity and Lab Concepts” course will participate in the Environmental Stewardship Learning Opportunity program each year, with curriculum developed by the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
New effort underway to preserve Mountains to Sound Greenway
May 28, 2013
MyNorthwest.com
MyNorthwest.com - When you get on I-90 and head east from Seattle, it's hard not to be taken with the beauty all around you. And some local leaders and volunteers are trying to get Congress to help keep it that way.
Lend a hand on National Trails Day
May 25, 2013
The Bellingham Herald
Volunteers will take part in more than 2,000 events nationwide Saturday during the 21st annual National Trails Day.
National Trails Day event to build new trails
May 22, 2013
SnoValley Star
Come celebrate National Trails Day with other people who enjoy trails and the outdoors. In partnership with the Mountains to Sound Greenway, volunteers will continue construction of Mailbox Peak Trail in North Bend.
Mountains to Sound seeks federal title
May 14, 2013
The Issaquah Press
Issaquah Press - A newly announced bipartisan bill that would designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust as a National Heritage Area might have a bumpy road to climb.
King County proposes to buy forest on Squak Mountain
May 08, 2013
Issaquah
Seattle Times
King County, with The Trust for Public Land as an intermediary, has tentatively agreed to buy 216 acres next to the Cougar Mountain/Squak Mountain Corridor.
New protection for land on Squak Mountain
May 08, 2013
Issaquah
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
King County and the Trust for Public Land have reached a “conditional agreement” that seeks to purchase 216 acres of land on Squak Mountain in the “Issaquah Alps” an action that would protect the land from clearcutting and preserve views from the Mountains to Sound Greenway along State Route 900 in eastern King County.
Mountains to Sound Greenway seeks federal status
May 06, 2013
Biking Bis
Biking Bis - The sprawling Mountains to Sound Greenway that stretches from Ellensburg to the Puget Sound shoreline is seeking status as a National Heritage Area.
Trane employees volunteer in the Greenway
May 03, 2013
Redmond Patch
Redmond-based Trane employees pulled invasive blackberry from a site along Issaquah Creek.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Milestone
May 03, 2013
Issaquah City Television
Issaquah City Television - Leaders gather in Issaquah to celebrate legislation to recognize the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area.
Reichert pushes for federal recognition of Mountain to Sound Greenway
May 02, 2013
Issaquah Reporter
Issaquah Reporter - If you’ve ever wondered why I-90 doesn’t look like I-5, it’s because of the dedication for the past 20 years of the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust.
Trees planted at Lookout Mountain
May 01, 2013
Daily Record
The American Red Cross’s project to plant trees in the footprint of the Taylor Bridge Fire on Saturday ended early after more than 250 volunteers managed to plant all 3,000 ponderosa pine trees in about an hour and a half.
VIDEO: 'Ideological' Congress Poses Challenges to Mountains to Sound Federal Designation
Apr 30, 2013
Sammamish-Issaquah Patch
Sammamish-Issaquah Patch - US Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8) tempers expectations at a gathering in Issaquah to announce legislation that would designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area.
National Heritage Area for our Greenway: What’s up, Doc?
Apr 30, 2013
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - The Mountains to Sound Greenway project, which rescued the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass corridor from becoming a mountain slum, would be recognized as Washington’s first National Heritage Area under legislation newly introduced in Congress by the bipartisan team of Republican Rep. Dave Reichert and Democratic Rep. Adam Smith.
Mountains to Sound Greenway in Washington proposed as region's first National Heritage Area
Apr 30, 2013
The Oregonian
The Oregonian - U.S. Representative Dave Reichert has introduced a bill that would designate a stretch of scenic landscape from Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area.
Bill would recognize Mountains to Sound Greenway
Apr 30, 2013
The Seattle Times
Seattle Times - U.S. Representative Dave Reichert has introduced a bill that would designate a stretch of scenic landscape from Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area.
Bill would recognize Mountains to Sound Greenway
Apr 30, 2013
KIRO TV
KIRO TV - U.S. Representative Dave Reichert has introduced a bill that would designate a stretch of scenic landscape from Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area.
Reichert pushes federal designation for Mountains to Sound Greenway
Apr 29, 2013
Auburn Reporter
Auburn Reporter - U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) will announce legislation Tuesday to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area.
You Asked: What's the Most Environmentally Friendly Way to Wash My Car?
Apr 22, 2013
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Patch
On this Earth Day, April 22, we received a user question about the best way to wash a car and take care of the environment. Here's the answer from the EPA.
Support the Mountains to Sound Greenway, wash your car on Earth Day
Apr 21, 2013
Auburn Reporter
For every car washed on Earth Day – Monday – Brown Bear will donate $1 to the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
‘It’s going to be busy’: Big changes coming to North Bend’s Middle Fork wilderness gateway
Apr 19, 2013
Snoqualmie Valley Record
They call it the Gateway Trail. It’s a shortish trek, partly through old-growth forest, partly along the trout-rich Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, with a spectacular arching footbridge at its start. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Middle Fork area each year for hiking, camping, kayaking, and cycling, and many will discover this spot. But, at 12 miles up a winding gravel road, is the Middle Fork Trail trailhead really a gateway?
Open house Wednesday on Bellevue city projects
Apr 18, 2013
Bellevue
Seattle Times
Bellevue residents can learn how their neighborhoods and city will be reshaped by public projects — some underway this year — at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 450 110th Avenue.
Several organizations offer celebrations leading up to Earth Day April 22
Apr 16, 2013
Issaquah
The Issaquah Press
Earth Day might not be until April 22, but that will not stop a whole host of local organizations that wish to celebrate early.
King County executive announced King County Parks Foundation
Apr 14, 2013
The Covington and Maple Valley Reporter
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new King County Parks Foundation in partnership with Laird Norton Wealth Management based on an initial gift of $75,000 and a goal of raising $7.5 million for legacy projects over the next decade. King County Parks is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
REI’s Sally Jewell wins confirmation as Interior secretary
Apr 10, 2013
Washington DC
Washington Post
By a vote of 87 to 11, the Senate approved Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) chief executive Sally Jewell on Wednesday as the next Interior secretary.
US Senate confirms Mountains to Sound Greenway founder as new Interior Secretary
Apr 10, 2013
Seattle Bike Blog
Most news reports about Sally Jewell refer to her as the CEO of REI, but did you know she was also a founding board member and president of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust?
Senate confirms Sally Jewell as Interior secretary
Apr 10, 2013
Washington DC
The Seattle Times
The U.S. Senate confirmed Sally Jewell as the new secretary of the Interior Wednesday, sending the REI chief executive to lead a sprawling agency — and into host of controversial issues over Arctic drilling, hydraulic fracturing and habitat protection.
Railroad files lawsuit to block removal of Kirkland tracks
Apr 04, 2013
The Seattle Times
Ballard Terminal Railroad, a short-line carrier, has filed a lawsuit to stop Kirkland from tearing up tracks on a portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor to build a hiking and biking trail.
Seattle OKs compost agreement
Apr 01, 2013
Daily Record
 
Seattle council OKs trucking food waste to Kittitas County
Apr 01, 2013
The Seattle Times
The Seattle City Council approved a contract with PacifiClean Environmental to haul the city’s food and yard waste over the mountains to Kittitas County.
Seattle tries to tie up loose ends on hauling contract
Apr 01, 2013
The Seattle Times
The City Council is attempting to work things out with Pacifi­Clean Environmental, which won a bid to truck food and yard waste to Kittitas County but then abruptly scrapped plans for a Cle Elum site.
Reopening Iron Horse Tunnels Would be Worth Millions to Washington
Mar 28, 2013
Kittitas County
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
In central Washington, the rail-trail we know as the Iron Horse State Park is one of the truly iconic trail experiences. Part of the broader John Wayne Pioneer Trail system stretching across the state, the Iron Horse's 82 miles pass through one of the most spectacular landscapes in America. Just not at the moment.
No Seattle garbage in greenway: Kittitas residents
Mar 27, 2013
Kittitas County
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Kittitas County residents have fought off plans to put a processing plant for Seattle’s composting waste at one scenic, fire-vulnerable site: Now, they want the Seattle City Council to put off-limits a corridor along the Yakima River as the plant developer seeks an alternative site.
Compost plant request dropped
Mar 23, 2013
Daily Record
Firm will look at locations other than Elk Heights
At 100, state parks in grim state of disrepair
Mar 23, 2013
The Seattle Times
Washington State Parks turn 100 this month. But not since the Great Depression has the park system been so imperiled.
County deal would protect 43,000 acres on White River
Mar 22, 2013
The Seattle Times
As part of its “green wall against sprawl,” King County agrees to pay Hancock Timber Resources Group $11.1 million for development rights on its White River Forest east of Enumclaw.
Waste Management, city staff and others volunteer at planting party at Westside Park
Mar 22, 2013
Redmond Reporter
Waste Management joins Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteer event at Westside Park in Redmond.
Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers plant trees at Westside Park
Mar 22, 2013
Redmond Patch
 
Senate panel endorses Jewell for Interior chief
Mar 21, 2013
The Seattle Times
The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell to be Interior secretary, moving her nomination to the Senate floor for an expected vote next month.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Saving places: Not easy with a scorched Earth budget
Mar 20, 2013
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
Seattle Times, Cle Elum residents don’t want Seattle’s organic waste
Mar 20, 2013
The Seattle Times
Seattle plans to ship its food and yard waste to a new facility in Kittitas County, but residents there are fighting the new plant.
Joel Connelley, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, on compost facility in Kittitas County
Mar 19, 2013
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Joel Connelley's blog on Seattle City Council hearing about compost facility siting in Kittitas County.
City Recognizes One of Their Own For Ruth Kees Environmental Award
Mar 18, 2013
Sammamish-Issaquah Patch
Issaquah Interagency Coordinator Margaret Macleod was recognized mainly for her ability to lead efforts to secure millions of dollars in funding for land conservation and regional trail projects.
Kirkland city manager stumps for trail project along old rail line
Mar 18, 2013
The Seattle Times
Kirkland's city manager has been instrumental in bringing about what he hopes will one day be a world-class park, paved trail and transit line in Kirkland.
West Seattle's Sally Jewell in Senate confirmation hearings today for Interior Secretary
Mar 07, 2013
West Seattle Herald
West Seattle's Sally Jewell in Senate confirmation hearing today for Interior Secretary post.
Sally Jewell’s links to conservationists draw GOP questions during confirmation hearing
Mar 07, 2013
Washington DC
Seattle Times
Interior Secretary nominee Sally Jewell, the chief executive of REI, faced nearly three hours of sometimes-pointed questioning during her confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Clear-cut looms between Squak, Cougar mountains
Mar 02, 2013
The Seattle Times
Park advocates and May Creek residents hope to prevent clear-cutting of nearly 200 acres between Squak Mountain and Cougar Mountain parks.
Op-ed: Let’s fight to preserve Washington state’s park system
Mar 02, 2013
The Seattle Times
Funding for Washington State Parks has fallen precipitously in the past five years, writes guest columnist Mark O. Brown.
Operation Lorax project honored by national magazine
Mar 01, 2013
Ellensburg
Yakima Herald
Red Cross helps students plant over 1,000 trees in aftermath of Taylor Bridge Fire
Manheim Seattle Makes Donation to Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust; Wins Cox Conserves Chairman’s Cup
Mar 01, 2013
Auto Remarketing
In conjunction with a new internal program focused on sustainable business practices, Manheim Seattle announced Thursday it has made a donation to the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust.
Aubrey Davis, transportation advocate, Group Health pioneer
Feb 17, 2013
The Seattle Times
Aubrey Davis, a civic giant who helped found Group Health, secured funding for the downtown bus tunnel, pushed for the lush lid over I-90 on Mercer Island, and invented a no-slip compound still used on house decks around the country, died Sunday.
State's snowsports history about to find a home with museum for Snoqualmie Pass
Feb 16, 2013
The Seattle Times
New museum set to open next January
Volunteers plant native trees at Golden Gardens for Community Cares Day
Feb 13, 2013
Seattle
My Ballard
Seattle Parks, Friends of Golden Gardens and the Greenway Trust partner with Carter Subaru to celebrate Community Cares Day
Jewell’s steady hand useful for balancing act at Interior
Feb 11, 2013
The Seattle Times
The chief executive of REI would face the challenge of protecting public lands while tapping the wealth buried beneath them.
Wing Luke now partner with park service
Feb 11, 2013
The Seattle Times
Outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar designated Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience an “affiliated area” of the National Park Service.
REI chief: outsider pick for Interior secretary
Feb 07, 2013
The Seattle Times
President Obama Wednesday named REI CEO Sally Jewell as his nominee to replace Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
From Oil Fields To REI, Interior Nominee Has Outdoorsy Cred
Feb 06, 2013
NPR
NPR story about Sally Jewell on All Things Considered
Obama mentions Mailbox Peak in Jewell's Press Conference
Feb 06, 2013
Washington DC
USA TODAY
Obama said, joking that "I'm willing to bet that she'll be the first secretary of the Interior who frequently hikes Mailbox Peak in her native Washington state"
Obama to nominate CEO of outdoor gear retailer REI to become interior secretary
Feb 06, 2013
Washington DC
Washington Post
Sally Jewell, former Greenway Trust board president, nominated for secretary of Interior
Obama Chooses REI Executive to Lead Interior Dept.
Feb 06, 2013
Washington DC
New York Times
Former Greenway Trust Board President Nominated to Lead Department of Interior
Jewell: business leader, corporate conscience
Feb 05, 2013
The Seattle Times
Her legacy at REI likely will be her commitment to corporate social responsibility, said Matt Hyde, its former executive vice president. He said that while REI’s interest in environmental stewardship always “was there,” she brought it front and center.
Inslee proposes bill to improve Wash. water supply
Jan 24, 2013
Yakima, WA
Seattle Times
Gov. Jay Inslee introduced a bill to the Legislature on Thursday requiring state agencies to begin implementing a long-term plan for improving water supplies in Central Washington’s agricultural Yakima River Basin.
Bark beetle isn’t wildfire culprit, scientists say
Jan 24, 2013
Seattle Times
A new study finds that climate change is the culprit in catastrophic wildfires.
Inslee focuses on Yakima irrigation project
Jan 24, 2013
Yakima, WA
Crosscut
The governor says his first push will create jobs in Eastern Washington, help farmers and even respond to climate change.
Gravel trail in Kirkland a milestone for Eastside Rail Corridor
Jan 17, 2013
Seattle Times
Kirkland is preparing to build the longest trail yet on the Eastside Rail Corridor, but save-the-rails activists aren’t happy the tracks will be removed.
Join the Mountains to Sound Greenway tour
Dec 16, 2012
Enumclaw Courier Herald
Strap on your snowshoes this winter- it’s time to get out in the Mountains to Sound Greenway and have some fun.
Op-ed: Celebrating and supporting the return of the Cle Elum sockeye
Dec 06, 2012
The Seattle Times
Yakama Nation Tribal Council member Virgil Lewis writes about why it is important to restore the sockeye to Cle Elum Lake and Cle Elum River.
Tiger Mountain trail development is recommended for state grant
Nov 01, 2012
Issaquah Press
Grant funds would allow two trails to be built in east Tiger Mtn State Forest
Tiger Mountain is test for commissioner of public lands candidates
Oct 30, 2012
Issaquah Press
Tiger Mountain is a destination for hikers, mountain bikers and loggers, and the official responsible for acting as a referee to balance the competing interests is the state commissioner of public lands.
A big splash of can-do politics
Oct 26, 2012
The Seattle Times
Progress on a broad plan for the Yakima River Basin is a refreshing counterpoint to frustrations with gridlock elsewhere in politics.
Mountains to Sound Greenway tree planting on UW Bothell wetlands Nov. 3
Oct 22, 2012
Bothell Kenmore Reporter
 
Why this election matters to the outdoors sector
Oct 12, 2012
Puget Sound Business Journal
 
Mountains to Sound open house explains proposed trail
Sep 27, 2012
Bellevue Komo News.com
 
Open house set on Mountains to Sound Greenway trail
Sep 24, 2012
Bellevue Reporter
 
Waste Management donates funds for Middle Fork Snoqualmie projects
Sep 19, 2012
Snoqualmie Star
 
Waste Management Golf Tournament Raises Over $500k for Local Charities
Sep 11, 2012
Kirkland Patch
The Lake Washington Schools Foundation, Hopelink and Mountains to Sound Greenway will benefit from the donations.
New mountain-bike trail, first in 20 years, opens on Tiger Mountain
Sep 04, 2012
The Seattle Times
East Tiger Summit Trail, southeast of Issaquah, is joint project of state Department of Natural Resources and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
Abandoned rail line may become an Eastside bike trail
Aug 14, 2012
KPLU
 
Quadrant Homes Continues Its Commitment To Mountains To Sound Greenway With Company-Wide Volunteer Event
Aug 13, 2012
BizJournals
 
Salmon la Sac area has a long and storied history
Jul 24, 2012
Cle Elum
Daily Record
Visitors exposed to colorful mining and railroad history
What is the Mountains to Sound Greenway?
Jun 28, 2012
Issaquah Press
 
Two trips offer a chance to explore Greenway
Jun 24, 2012
Tacoma News Tribune
The Mountains to Sound Greenway has created two behind-the-scenes opportunities to explore the greenway.
Mountains to Sound adds five new board directors
Jun 21, 2012
Issaquah Reporter
 
City receives grant to preserve Luther Burbank Park
Jun 11, 2012
Mercer Island Reporter
 
Photo contest brings people to Greenway
Jun 10, 2012
The Tacoma Tribune
In an effort to get people to explore the Mountains to Sound Greeway, the Greenway Trust is holding a four-part photo adventure. Dubbed “Capture the Greenway,” the event will kick off Saturday.
City Awarded $10,000 Grant for Wetlands Restoration in Luther Burbank Park
Jun 07, 2012
Mercer Island Patch
 
Snoqualmie's Middle Fork, loved by Seattle hikers, to be improved
Jun 02, 2012
The Seattle Times
A beloved Seattle hiking destination is about to get even better as the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie gets a makeover.
National Trails Day: Keeping local paths cleared and safe
May 27, 2012
Tacoma News Tribune
A 1987 report of the President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors, created by President Ronald Reagan, recommended all Americans be able to go out their front doors and within 15 minutes, be on trails that wind through their cities or towns and bring them back without retracing steps.
‘GiveBIG’ to local nonprofit organizations May 2
Apr 24, 2012
Issaquah Press
 
Invasive weed removal project draws nearly 90 participants
Apr 18, 2012
Sno Valley Star
 
Volunteers of all ages come together to restore park
Apr 14, 2012
Bellevue Reporter
 
Weekend preview: Friends of the Forest Day
Apr 11, 2012
The Seattle Times
A lineup of entertainment options for the weekend of April 13-15.
On Earth Day, give a nod to the planet
Apr 11, 2012
Sno Valley Star
 
Friends of the Forest: Remove invasive plants this Saturday at Snoqualmie Point Park
Apr 11, 2012
Snoqualmie Valley Record
 
Volunteer at Snoqualmie Point Park for Earth Day
Apr 04, 2012
Sno Valley Star
Join the Greenway Trust, the National Forest Foundation and other partners to celebrate Earth Day.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust earns honor for state park projects
Mar 27, 2012
Issaquah Press
The non-profit organization formed to oversee the Mountains to Sound Greenway earned the Significant Volunteer Achievement honor in the Volunteer Recognition Awards announced March 26.
Eastside Catholic Students Pay It Forward
Mar 27, 2012
Sammamish-Issaquah Patch
Eastside Catholic students work with Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers to remove invasive blackberry growth at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah.
Mountains to Sound Greenway awarded for 'Significant Volunteer Achievement'
Mar 26, 2012
Mercer Island Reporter
 
Dumping a Common Source of Invasive Plants on Mercer Island
Mar 21, 2012
Mercer Island Patch.com
Officials say that any "garden-variety" plants can become noxious weeds in King County when not disposed of properly.
Mountains to Sound Greenway heritage plan earns King County endorsement
Mar 20, 2012
Issaquah Press
King County Council members endorsed a plan Monday to designate the greenbelt along Interstate 90 from Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area.
Kirkland city manager stumps for trail project along old rail line
Mar 19, 2012
Seattle Times
Kirkland's city manager has been instrumental in bringing about what he hopes will one day be a world-class park, paved trail and transit line in Kirkland.
Council gives its support for designation of Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area
Mar 19, 2012
King County
Encouraging United States Congress to give official recognition to Mountains to Sound Greenway
Experience Upper Luther Burbank Park trails
Mar 19, 2012
Mercer Island Reporter
 
New Ravine Trail Completed in Upper Luther Burbank Park
Mar 14, 2012
Mercer Island Patch.com
Funds for the trail were paid from a King County Parks and Regional Trails Levy that passed in August 2007.
County council wants to designate Mountains to Sound Greenway as National Heritage Area
Mar 07, 2012
Snoqualmie Valley Record
“I spent much of my youth hiking in the Mountains to Sound Greenway with my brother and mom,” said Councilmember Reagan Dunn, prime sponsor of the motion.
Mountains to Sound Greenway heritage proposal earns committee’s endorsement
Mar 06, 2012
Issaquah Press
The effort to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway — a 100-mile greenbelt along Interstate 90 — as a National Heritage Area received a key endorsement from a King County Council committee Tuesday.
Tree planting events for all ages at Three Forks Natural Area
Mar 05, 2012
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Volunteer with the Greenway and make a difference in your community.
Tree planting events for all ages at Three Forks Natural Area
Mar 05, 2012
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Volunteer with the Greenway and make a difference in your community.
Mountains to Sound Greenway looking to become National Heritage Area
Feb 22, 2012
Seattle Bike Blog
 
Mountains to Sound Greenway seeks federal recognition
Feb 21, 2012
Issaquah Press
National Heritage Area is meant to highlight environment, history.
Mountains to Sound needs help at Luther Burbank Park
Feb 14, 2012
Mercer Island Reporter
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust will be offering two opportunities for Islanders to volunteer to keep Mercer Island beautiful.
Heritage designation fits for Greenway
Feb 14, 2012
Issaquah Press
The Greenway Trust is pursuing a National Heritage Area Designation to make the Mountains to Sound Greenway an officially recognized special place.
Cyclists, pedestrians find oasis in Seattle's urban 'greenways
Feb 13, 2012
Seattle Times
New greenway signs mark the Mountains to Sound trail on Beacon Hill near Interstate 90.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Featured in PEMCO Northwest Profiles Campaign
Feb 09, 2012
Digital Journal
New profiles launch partnership with Northwest-based Mountains to Sound Greenway
'Loop' soil amendment will debut at the NW Flower and Garden Show
Feb 08, 2012
West Seattle Herald
Experts share tips to create healthy soil with Loop-based compost, Feb. 8-12.
Mountains to Sound/Carter Subaru Partnership Helps Southwoods
Feb 06, 2012
Of Paramount Importance Blog
Southwoods Park next to Shorecrest HS has been adopted by the Mountains to Sound and local dealership, Carter Subaru.
Conservation begins at native plant nursery
Jan 31, 2012
Issaquah Sammamish Reporter
 
Council examines Eastgate redevelopment plan
Jan 30, 2012
Bellevue Reporter
The Bellevue City Council on Jan. 17 looked at a plan that could lead to further transit-oriented development in I-90 Eastgate Corridor.
Sammamish resident's park gift comes with extra: more land later
Jan 07, 2012
Seattle Times
Sammamish has a new park, thanks to a woman who donated 16 acres of forest, wetland and meadow for the project. She also promises to give additional land later, expanding the park to 51 acres.
New Factoria Trail Links Key Bike and Walking Routes
Dec 23, 2011
BellevuePatch
The city announced the completion of the Factoria Trail, which links a north-south bike route to the Mountains to Sound Greenway along Interstate 90. Learn all about it in a Bellevue TV produced video.
Rattlesnake Ledge a Popular Winter Hike
Dec 23, 2011
EnumclawPatch
Options become slim in the winter for hikes that don't require you to bring extra gear to slog through snow. You don't have to worry about that at Rattlesnake Ledge.
Connectivity is the goal of SR 900 trail project
Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah Reporter
 
New trail opens in Factoria
Dec 19, 2011
Bellevue Reporter
A new section of the Mountains to Sound Greenway was completed last week to connect the north and south sides of Factoria.
Dorre Don Natural Area restoration project in Maple Valley
Dec 15, 2011
Maple Valley Reporter
Enjoy a slideshow of images from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members working with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust to restore this natural area.
Greenway gets interpretive kiosks
Dec 13, 2011
Daily Journal of Commerce
Learning about the Mountains to Sound Greenway has become even more accessible
New kiosks across Greenway interpret more than just the landscape
Dec 02, 2011
Auburn Reporter
Learning about the Mountains to Sound Greenway has become more accessible with the recent completion of eight interpretive kiosks installed across the landscape that surrounds Interstate 90 and connects Seattle and Ellensburg.
Celebrating 20 Years: Mountains to Sound Greenway
Nov 30, 2011
Sally Blogshaw
Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Council Member, reflects on 20 years of the Mountains to Sound Greenway and the special contributions of Greenway Founding President, Jim Ellis.
Target shooting to be replaced by biking trails
Nov 29, 2011
SnoValley Star
Biking trails to be constructed in the Hansen Creek area.
Groundbreaking Greenway Photo Exhibition to visit Kirkland’s Parkplace Books
Nov 22, 2011
Kirkland Reporter
Twenty years ago, a group of hikers, conservationists and passionate Washingtonians completed a now-famous hike from Snoqualmie Pass to Seattle.
Information kiosks go up along Mountains to Sound Greenway trails
Nov 16, 2011
Issaquah Press
A new kiosk now in place at the Tiger Mountain trailhead can provide cellphone users with electronic information about the mountain trail, such as maps and how to spot local wildlife.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Builds 'Information Kiosk' in Lid Park
Nov 15, 2011
Mercer Island Patch
The educational display offers an interpretive history of Mercer Island and is part of a network of eight kiosks along the Greenway trail, running from Mercer Island to Cle Elum.
Restoration effort in Rizal Park on Saturday
Nov 12, 2011
Komo News
Volunteers, neighbors, and community members will be busy continuing restoration efforts in Rizal Park this weekend.
Reecer Creek floodplain restoration nearly complete
Nov 12, 2011
Ellensburg Daily Record
 
USFS closes Hansen Creek pit to shooting
Nov 07, 2011
Komo News
Forest Service Closes Hansen Creek Gravel Pit to Target Shooting New Trailhead, Mountain Bike Trail Being Built
Parks department a mediator between dog owners, others who want to use city parks
Nov 06, 2011
Seattle Times
In Seattle, a city with more dogs than children, parks officials play the role of mediator between dog owners and everyone else who wants to play in the city's green spaces.
Mountains-to-Sound Greenway ribbon-cutting Saturday
Oct 30, 2011
Seattle Bike Blog
The Mountains-to-Sound Greenway trail extension on Beacon Hill is complete.
Update: New paved trail is ready for pounding
Oct 29, 2011
Komo- Beacon Hill
 
Mountains to Sound Trail grand opening celebration Saturday
Oct 28, 2011
Beacon Hill Blog
Long-awaited trail connection opens October 29th
Volunteers needed for tree planting in Valley
Oct 27, 2011
SnoValley Star
Mountains to Sound Greenway has volunteer opportunities throughout the Fall.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway in South Woods
Oct 25, 2011
Shoreline Area News blog
Restoration project needs volunteers on Sunday, November 6th
Sign Up to Restore Habitat at South Woods
Oct 24, 2011
Shoreline Lake Forest Patch.com
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust along with the city of Shoreline and Carter Motors are sponsoring event Nov. 6
Groundbreaking Greenway Photo Exhibition 
to visit Ballard tomorrow
Oct 13, 2011
Ballard News Tribune
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Traveling Photo Exhibition will be on display in the Ballard showroom of Carter Subaru, at 5201 Leary Ave NW, Oct. 15 – Nov. 3. Featuring a selection of images of the Greenway taken by amateur photographers of all ages and abilities, the exhibition will visit cities and towns Greenway through March 2012.
Plant a Tree With Mountains to Sound Greenway October 15
Oct 13, 2011
CBS Seattle
 
Hundreds of volunteers needed to plant trees at Lake Sammamish State Park
Oct 07, 2011
Issaquah Reporter
Tree Planting seasons kicks off this weekend in the Greenway
Help greenway plant trees at Lake Sammamish State Park
Oct 04, 2011
Issaquah Press
 
Reichert awards Auburn's Fain, other state senators
Sep 28, 2011
Auburn Reporter
Congressman Dave Reichert visited Snoqualmie Point Park on Tuesday to present Sate Sens. Joe Fain (R-Auburn), Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island) and Andy Hill (R-Redmond) with an award from the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust honoring their conservation leadership.
Mountains to Sound Greenway tackles one of its toughest links: Seattle
Sep 26, 2011
Crosscut.com
Standing on the edge of North Beacon Hill, just above the Jose Rizal bridge, you can see two distinct landscapes. To the west lies the shimmering Puget Sound, an expanse of green islands over blue water. To the east, two massive cables of I-90 stretch under the Mount Baker neighborhood and beyond, winding through the Cascades and across the state.
Rep. Andy Hill co-recipient of "Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust" award
Sep 23, 2011
Redmond Neighborhood Blog
 
Congressman Reichert to honor Sen. Litzow for conservation effort
Sep 23, 2011
Bellevue Reporter
Congressman Reichert visits Snoqualmie Point Park in the Greenway to present award
Volunteer to fix trails at Little Si for Public Lands Day
Sep 13, 2011
PNW News
On National Public Lands Day, volunteers at Little Si will work together to help repair overused trails by resurfacing, brushing, and fixing drainage issues. Volunteers help keep the trails in good shape so people can continue to come back each year to enjoy the mountain’s beauty. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust will provide tools and project supplies. No experience is required. Participants must wear long pants, work/hiking boots, and bring a lunch and water. Volunteers must be fourteen years or older to participate. Registration is required.
Sounders assist at Lake Sammamish State Park
Aug 30, 2011
Issaquah Press
Players join Mountains to Sound Greenway restoration project
Help Sounders FC restore Lake Sammamish State Park
Aug 23, 2011
Issaquah Press
The Seattle Sounders FC United We Serve community enhancement program in partnership with Seattle Bank, is a monthly side-by-side player and fan volunteer service program. The program provides support for grassroots community-based leadership service projects that impact local communities. These projects are led by the Sounders FC fans, supporters, youth soccer players/coaches and civic organizations.
Quadrant Homes Volunteers Return to the Greenway
Aug 09, 2011
Quadrant Wire
More than 80 Quadrant Homes employees converged on the Three Forks Natural Area to help with important restoration projects.
Mountains to Sound Greenway art exhibit launches in Issaquah
Aug 09, 2011
Issaquah Press
The Greenway's first-ever photo contest launches in the heart of the Greenway this August.
Slideshow: Region patriarch Jim Ellis turns 90 - big turnout
Aug 04, 2011
Puget Sound Business Journal
 
Mountains to Sound Greenway comes of age
Jul 26, 2011
Issaquah Press
Leaders nurture Interstate 90 greenbelt, acre by acre, year by year
Following their footsteps
Jul 25, 2011
Real Change News
Trekker Adrienne Brown features her 20th Anniversary Trek experience with Real Change readers.
Sammamish residents trek from mountains to sound
Jul 24, 2011
Sammamish Review
Held every decade, the trek is meant to celebrate nature and educate people about what the Greenway Trust has done to preserve the wilderness areas along the Interstate-90 corridor since 1990.
Mountains to Sound Greenway’s 20th Anniversary Trek
Jul 14, 2011
OutdoorsNW
OutdoorsNW profiles the Greenway's Trek in this e-newsletter.
Mountains to Sound Greenway remembers the past with trek
Jul 13, 2011
Issaquah Reporter
The 130-mile biking and hiking trek began July 2 in Ellensburg and finished July 10 in Seattle.
Celebrating the great work of the Greenway Trust
Jul 09, 2011
Sally Blogshaw
Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Council, reflects on the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trek.
Cougar Mountain, Duthie Hill park projects proceed
Jul 05, 2011
Issaquah Press
Improvements to King County and state recreation lands near Issaquah inched ahead last week, as conservation officials outlined plans to spend $42 million for projects statewide.
FedEx delivers help to Lake Sammamish State Park
Jul 05, 2011
Issaquah Press
FedEx employees from Issaquah gathered at Lake Sammamish State Park on June 16 to help the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust restore important fish and wildlife habitat.
Snoqualmie Tunnel gives cyclists, riders cool new link
Jul 05, 2011
The Seattle Times
The Snoqualmie Tunnel on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail is reopened, to the delight of hikers, bicyclists and backcountry horsemen.
Hike Marks Mountains to Sound 20th Anniversary
Jul 04, 2011
Seattle PI
In the summer of 1990, Kristi McClelland was six months pregnant when she decided to take a walk. It was no ordinary stroll in the neighborhood.
A storied railroad tunnel in the Cascades reopens for hikers
Jul 01, 2011
Crosscut.com
The old Milwaukee Road tunnel under Snoqualmie Pass, thought to be closed for good, reopens on July 5 to hikers. It's the longest railway tunnel in the country that is a recreational trail. Here's a preview, as well as a review of railroad and cross-Cascades lore.
Contentious Interstate 90 pedestrian bridge to open Friday
Jun 30, 2011
Issaquah Press
Bridge helps link a multitude of trails
Concerts on the Green covers the classics
Jun 28, 2011
Issaquah Press
Special Mountains to Sound Greenway Edition of the popular series takes place on July 8th
Mountains to Sound Greenway celebrates 20th anniversary with hikes, parties
Jun 28, 2011
Issaquah Press
The 20th Anniversary Trek starts this weekend in Ellensburg
Greenway seeks donations during fundraising drive
Jun 21, 2011
Sammamish Review
The Seattle Foundation challenges donors to give during a single day campaign.
Issaquah events open Mountains to Sound Greenway Summer
Jun 17, 2011
Issaquah Press
The Greenway's annual festival of fun opens this weekend
Festivals this weekend: Brewers Fest, Greenway fun and berry good times
Jun 16, 2011
Seattle Times
Mountains to Sound Greenway Summer is a festival not to be missed!
The Mountains to Sound Greenway is a vital and important resource for everyone
Jun 14, 2011
Issaquah Press
 
Expect more than cars to cruise in to Fenders on Front Street
Jun 14, 2011
Issaquah Press
Mountains to Sound Greenway Summer 2011 kicks off this weekend.
Mountains to Sound Greenway receives $25,000 for habitat restoration
Jun 06, 2011
Issaquah Press
 
Capture life in the Greenway
Jun 03, 2011
The Olympian
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is holding its first-ever photo contest in honor of its 20th Anniversary.
Greenway volunteers to build new trail in Island Crest Park
Jun 02, 2011
Mercer Island Reporter
National Trails Day helps connect people to the Greenway landscape
State seeks National Trails Day volunteers
Jun 01, 2011
SnoValley Star
Volunteers to work on special day at two popular Greenway sites
Enter the Mountains to Sound Greenway Photo Contest
May 27, 2011
Auburn Reporter
 
Microsoft employees restore Lake Sammamish State Park habitat
May 24, 2011
Issaquah Press
 
Microsoft volunteers help keep Redmond green and clean
May 23, 2011
Redmond Reporter
With the support of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Microsoft employees help restore Redmond's natural areas
March will celebrate Greenway anniversary
May 22, 2011
The Olympian
20th Anniversary of the Greenway will be celebrated by historic March
Women join forces to work on Little Si Trail
May 21, 2011
Ear to the Ground
Annual Women in the Woods Day brings female volunteers together to restore trails.
Microsoft employees help restore Issaquah Creek
May 20, 2011
Issaquah Reporter
 
Happy Girl
May 09, 2011
Northwest Service Academy
Anna Malik, Outreach and Youth Associate for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust talks about working for the organization in this blog post for Northwest Service Academy.
City plants trees for Arbor Day, honors top environmentalists
Apr 26, 2011
Issaquah Press
Issaquah leaders gathered on a less-than-springlike day April 16 to observe Arbor Day and plant a grove to honor Ruth Kees and the community’s other top environmentalists.
Top environmental leaders gather to plant Ruth Kees grove
Apr 21, 2011
Issaquah Reporter
For winners of the Ruth Kees award, there couldn’t be a better honor than a tree planted in their name, or for Ruth Kees herself, a better memorial to what she worked for.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Celebrates Earth Day
Apr 13, 2011
Issaquah Press
Earth Day is more than April 22 for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. Instead, the organization plans a 10-day event for annual eco observance.
Students receive hands-on restoration lesson at Issaquah Creek
Apr 13, 2011
Issaquah Press
Students from Vista Academy join the Greenway for a day of restoration.
City preserves Tiger Mountain forest in historic milestone
Mar 29, 2011
Issaquah Press
Park Pointe protection occurs after years long effort to stop proposed construction.
Greenway march and photo contest open to Snoqualmie Valley enthusiasts
Mar 16, 2011
SnoValley Star
This year, the march will take place over nine days, with festivities celebrating the hikers and the greenway during the first two weeks of July. The hike starts in Ellensburg with stops in Cle Elum, Crystal Springs, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Preston, Issaquah, Bellevue and finally Pier 58 in Seattle. <br>Hikers, bikers and avid outdoorsmen or women are also invited to compete in the first Mountains to Sound Greenway photo contest, held in honor of the greenway’s 20th anniversary.
AmeriCorps teams restore Squak trails
Feb 15, 2011
Issaquah Press
The scrapes from shovels and the metallic ring from pickaxes splitting rock echoed across the morning stillness on Squak Mountain as AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members remade a stretch of trail along a forested slope.
A better kind of green: Volunteers sought for Snoqualmie, North Bend park makeovers
Feb 11, 2011
Snoqualmie Valley Record
 
AmeriCorps team arrives to restore Alps trails
Feb 01, 2011
Issaquah Press
Mountains to Sound Greenway trails and habitat received a boost from AmeriCorps in recent weeks, as a team arrived to help on Tiger and Squak mountains and elsewhere in the greenbelt
County acquires Cougar Mountain land for park
Dec 21, 2010
Issaquah Press
King County has acquired 41 acres near Issaquah to be added someday to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
New trail connection near Issaquah wrapped, signed and delivered
Dec 16, 2010
Issaquah Reporter
Just in time for the holidays, hikers and cyclists found a present under the trees near Issaquah today: a new trail connection parallel to I-90.
Major conservation easement granted in Northern Kittitas County
Dec 08, 2010
Ellensburg Daily Record
A key property along the Yakima River in northern Kittitas County has been permanently set aside as a fish and wildlife habitat after five years of discussion and negotiations between the property owners, the Kittitas Conservation Trust, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Yakama Nation.
Crews complete ‘missing link’ trail connector
Dec 07, 2010
Issaquah Press
The state Department of Transportation and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust completed a 1.25-mile trail connector last month. The piece connects the Issaquah to High Point Trail almost to the trailhead for the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail and completes a missing link in the greenway.
Mountains to Sound Greenway group making push to meet tree-planting goal
Nov 07, 2009
Bellevue Reporter
Over 800 volunteers have planted 9,629 trees in the Mountains to Sound Greenway so far this fall.
Tunnel Closures Mean the End of the Road for John Wayne Trail
Feb 01, 2009
Bicycle Paper
Faced with what may be permanent closures at tunnels 46 through 50 (Snoqualmie Pass to Kittitas), which the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission closed indefinitely due to the risk of falling debris, trail users might have seen the end of continuous riding along the former Pacific Railway bed from Cedar Falls to the Columbia River.
A profile of REI's Sally Jewell: Team player at her peak
Jan 01, 2005
Seattle Times
 
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