We believe that when we are connected with nature, our lives are better. We are healthier and happier, and our communities are stronger, more equitable, and more resilient. At the core of our mission, we strive to enhance connections to nature for all people.



The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape of the Mountains to Sound Greenway, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature.


The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is an iconic 1.5 million-acre landscape that connects Central Washington, the Cascade Mountains, and Puget Sound. The Greenway promotes a healthy and sustainable relationship between people and the land by holistically balancing built and natural environments. The Greenway landscape provides places for nature and wildlife, for culture and tradition, for outdoor recreation and education, for working forests and local agricultural production, while embracing vibrant urban areas. The Greenway is valued by a broad cross-section of society, working together as an effective coalition to conserve this place and its heritage for future generations.


To meet our region’s upcoming challenges and opportunities, the Greenway Trust developed a new strategic plan that commits us to conserving the landscape, making connections with our communities, and engaging more people as stewards of the Greenway. The strategic plan lays out a vision and path forward to assure the spirit and value of the relationship between the Greenway landscape and its inhabitants is felt by all for generations to come.