Our Work in the Upper Yakima Basin

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust’s work in the Upper Yakima Basin is focused on initiating and supporting collaborations with other organizations and individuals to conserve natural lands, enhance connections between communities and public lands, and engage people in education and volunteerism to care for the landscape around them. Initial projects are focused on improving recreational access to public lands and habitat restoration for fish and wildlife in collaboration with local community leaders, agencies, and other nonprofit organizations.

Featured Projects

With greater staff capacity in the Upper Yakima Basin, the Greenway Trust has leaned into organizing and supporting interpretive events in the Teanaway Community Forest.
Learn More Teanaway Community Forest Interpretive Events 
Partnering to show the Teanaway Community Forest some love through volunteer work.  The Teanaway Love Day is an annual volunteer event to complete maintenance
Learn More Teanaway Love Day
A multi-use, stacked-loop, nonmotorized trail system linking the communities of Cle Elum, Roslyn, and Ronald to the Teanaway Community Forest. Located just a latte away
Learn More Towns to Teanaway Trail System
Restoring a quarry to protect endangered fish, provide better habitat, and improve recreational opportunities.  Gold Creek, the headwaters of the upper Yakima River, originates in
Learn More Gold Creek Restoration
Partnering to save a historic structure and train new volunteers in traditional woodworking techniques.   In September of 2020, the Greenway Trust partnered with the
Learn More Salmon la Sac Picnic Shelter Restoration 

Coalitions Power Important Work in the Upper Yakima Basin

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust plays an important role as a convener of many public and private partners, finding common ground and working toward a shared vision for the Greenway landscape. This is especially true in the Upper Yakima Basin where we are proud to be part of the Checkerboard Partnership Planning Committee and the East Cascades Recreation Partnership. Click below to learn more about these groups!