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Our Work in Urban Communities

The cities within the Greater Puget Sound Area are attractive and dynamic places to live, work, and play. This region continues to be at the forefront of the sustainability movement and our cities are the driving force behind the push to balance smart growth and natural resource conservation. 

At the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, we work with communities throughout the Greenway NHA to address their growth management challenges. We seek to broaden and deepen connections to outdoor spaces through individual, community, and organizational partnerships. We aim to listen first, and deliver collaborative solutions that meet the expressed, unique needs of each community. 

This progressive work is varied and widespread, including connecting regional trails to enable bicycle commuting and recreational opportunities; restoring natural lands; planting trees and shrubs; and enabling land acquisition efforts. We also support thriving communities by inspiring the next generation of leaders and stewards through our volunteer and environmental education programs. 

Featured Projects

Urban Restoration at Ballinger Open Space
This urban forest restoration project provides numerous ecological benefits, improves access to green space, and was part of the largest single urban forest carbon credit
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Knotweed Control
The Greenway Trust has been surveying and successfully treating knotweed along Issaquah Creek and the Raging River for 15+ years. In the Pacific Northwest, rivers are
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Restoration Efforts at Issaquah Creek in Lake Sammamish State Park
Long-term habitat restoration for salmon within a popular state park Since 2005, the Greenway Trust has worked collaboratively with Washington State Parks to implement more than 60
Learn MoreRestoration Efforts at Issaquah Creek in Lake Sammamish State Park
Poo Poo Point Hike Trail RerouteĀ 
Relocating a troublesome section of trail to ensure sustainability for the future. Named for the sound of long-ago steam whistles used by loggers throughout the
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Squak Mountain Access Trail construction.
Rebuilding the Squak Mountain Access Trail
Putting in the work necessary to re-open this trail connection between downtown Issaquah and Squak Mountain. Connecting people to nature is what the Mountains to
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Constructing the Powerlink Trail on Tiger Mountain
An exciting new option for mountain bikers within the Tiger Mountain trail system. If you have ever explored the three summits of Tiger Mountain State
Learn MoreConstructing the Powerlink Trail on Tiger Mountain