The Washington State Legislature adjourned Sunday night with a new budget for the next biennium including significant investments and cuts in habitat conservation and outdoor recreation.
If we make our voices heard a major highway improvement project could become a model for how a strong economy and a strong environment don't have to be mutually exclusive. Let's ensure that crucial transportation infrastructure and safety needs are met while also preserving the scenic character and recreation access of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Scenic Byway.
Trailhead Direct is back, now with new route options that better connect you to popular hikes in the Greenway!
We’ve crossed the biggest hurdle yet – our quest for designating the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area (NHA) has cleared both chambers of Congress! Today, the House of Representatives decisively passed the Natural Resources Management Act that earlier passed the Senate. As in the Senate, the vote was overwhelmingly bipartisan –
The Washington State Legislature failed to pass a capital construction budget, resulting in far-reaching impacts across our region. Vital projects are delayed indefinitely or could even be canceled.
The recreation community has spoken loud and clear: it’s time to create the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. More than 3,000 hikers, bikers, kayakers, and climbers just signed the petition to designate the Greenway as a National Heritage Area.
“Find a way to concurrently strengthen agriculture, restore salmon habitat, and reduce flood impacts in the Snoqualmie Valley.” This is the highly complex task that has been put before the Fish, Farm, Flood citizen advisory committee mandated by King County Council and overseen by King County Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD). River floodplains contain King County’s
This week the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing testimony in a case (Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust et al., v. United States) that could have national consequences on rails-to-trails projects. The case is about whether the U.S. Government has a right to the land they granted to the railroads in the late 1880’s. SCOTUSBLOG has some
As reporter Lynda Mapes described in the Seattle Times this week, popular state parks throughout Washington are in a grim state of disrepair. The Mountains to Sound Greenway is home to seven beloved state parks. Squak Mountain State Park features quiet, forested trails for hikers and equestrians just south of Issaquah. But budget cuts leave trails that need