Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust hires new director
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust has a new executive director, according to an organization news release.
Jon Hoekstra started in the new position last week. He was previously the chief scientist and vice president for science at the World Wildlife Fund. Hoekstra has also spent nearly a decade working on strategy and conservation for the Nature Conservancy, according to a news release.
Hoekstra will work with U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, who represents Kittitas County in the 8th Congressional District, and Sen. Maria Cantwell to designate the Greenway as a National Heritage Area. He also will participate in the organization's 25th anniversary trek in July, where several hundred people bike and hike across the greenway from Ellensburg to Seattle.