Longtime volunteer honored in Snoqualmie
Mary Norton was honored at the Snoqualmie City Council meeting Jan. 12 for her years of service to the city.
She helped develop the town’s first parks and recreation comprehensive plan which made the city eligible for state funding to develop its parks.
Mayor Matt Larson, in describing the work that Norton has done, explained that she was a strong advocate for parks and trails during the initial plans for Snoqualmie Ridge. She helped create the interlocal agreement with King County that today serves the upper valley.
Norton was involved in early formation of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and served on the Mountains to Sound Greenway board for a number of years.
Among other things, she helped secure funding and support to preserve both Meadowbrook and Tollgate farms.
After Meadowbrook was acquired, Norton became one of the first members of the Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association. She has served on that board since it began, serving for a number of years as the president.