After months of wondering will-they won’t-they, the US Senate overwhelmingly passed the major public lands package with a bipartisan vote of 92-8! The lands bill includes the permanent reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and designation of the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area (NHA), along with more than 100
Not long after establishing our first full-time staffperson on the east side of the Greenway, we realized something: if we were going to be able to help Yakima Basin partners with trail work, tree planting efforts, or volunteer projects, we needed a local supply of tools. A couple trips over Snoqualmie Pass with truckbeds full
What do salmon and insects have in common? Aside from the fact that insects are a common food source for young salmon, both salmon and insects love dead, soggy wood. Freshwater insects rely on wood as their primary food source, and salmon use it for much-needed rest as they make the arduous journey to their
The Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT) offers the opportunity to get out and explore one of the most beautiful agricultural valleys in the region. Thanks to Si View Metro Parks, access to the trail from neighboring communities will see new connections to and from King County’s longest regional trail . The soft surface trail runs through the
We had many reasons to be optimistic that the Mountains to Sound Greenway would finally be designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area. Unfortunately, amid a whirlwind of legislative activity in Washington, D.C., we ultimately fell just short. While we feel disappointed in the moment, we remain encouraged and thankful for the strong bipartisan
Greenway Trust volunteers improved salmon habitat, built trail, maintained tread, and fostered community together this year. From Discovery Park, through the Middle Fork Valley, to Thorp Mountain and beyond, you have left a positive impact. Thank you. Your dedication inspires our vision, and your work allows our mission to be turned into action. Thank you for volunteering this year!
The fruits of our partnership and cooperation are all around us in the Greenway. The network of parks and green spaces within and around our cities; The working farms and forests that cradle our small towns; The ever-improving regional trail network that enables us to travel from home to school or work and even into
After this summer’s successful Teanaway Volunteer Workparty, we want to see and share all the ways people play in the Teanaway. The Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee has created a photo contest to spotlight the features and activities that draw visitors to this landscape. The rules are simple: enter one of five categories, ‘Teanaway at
The Towns to Teanaway planning turned into a big day of volunteer action. More than 300 REI executives and store managers turned out to build 2.3 miles of trail from the border of the Roslyn Urban Forest to the top of the Cle Elum Ridge.
The WA State Dept. of Natural Resources recently acquired the last 24 acres within an 80 acre acquisition of land in the Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area, the culmination of a 25-year effort to connect thousands of acres of public lands, enable trail connections, and protect wildlife habitat.