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Standing With The Black Community

Standing With The Black Community

We at the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust share the anger and sadness being expressed across the nation in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among the countless other tragedies and examples of racial violence against Black people in America. These murders and the persistent and pervasive institutional racism

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New Washington Outdoor Coalition Shares Six Important Tips for How to #RecreateResponsibly

New Washington Outdoor Coalition Shares Six Important Tips for How to #RecreateResponsibly

We are proud to be part of the new Recreate Responsibly Coalition. You can read the joint press release below, and learn more here. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, spending time outside has become of even greater importance to Washingtonians because of the mental and physical benefits fresh air and nature provide. As Gov. Jay

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Nature Helps to Steward Us Too

Nature Helps to Steward Us Too

Like many folks who call the Greenway home, green spaces like parks and forests have always been a source of happiness for me. Whether it was going to Mercer Island when I was young to play alongside Lake Washington at Luther Burbank Park (whose cool cement-and-metal playground served as the perfect pretend submarine) or hiking

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A Plea for a Respectful Return

A Plea for a Respectful Return

While many of us are sheltering in place, we have been giving a much needed break to wildlife in the Greenway.  Although we all miss and need nature in our life, nature probably hasn’t missed us  — our noise, our carbon emissions, our trash, our too many footprints penetrating deeper into the forests and mountains,

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Looking forward to restoration and trail work, safely, outdoors

Looking forward to restoration and trail work, safely, outdoors

Dear Governor Inslee, Thank you for your leadership during this unprecedented crisis for our region and the world.  We are writing today as a group of nonprofit organizations committed to conservation, recreation, and ecological stewardship of spectacular natural lands in Washington State. As the public health situation improves and you consider expanding the types of

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Greenway Book Recommendations

Greenway Book Recommendations

With a bit more time on our hands than usual to pick up a book, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites (with Greenway staff commentary!) that take place in the Greenway or a little outside of it in the greater Washington area. Because the libraries are closed, we encourage you to consider

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