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.
The map of Lake Sammamish State Park is getting a fresh update as a generous donation of land from Issaquah-based Lakeside Industries has increased the park’s size by five-acres.
Aspiring local students rolled up their sleeves this summer and learned how they can make a lifelong impact as the next generation of environmental leaders. For a special project, the interns collaborated with a local artist, Amanda Jorgensen, on a beautiful wall mural captured in this time lapse.
Our nation’s most important funding source for protecting parks and public lands is set to expire at the end of September unless Congress acts.
Tackling climate change requires a new toolkit of tactics. So, we’re trialing a new habitat restoration method designed to increase resiliency to climate change for Western Washington forests.
The first round of draft plans for a new trail system to connect the towns of Ronald, Roslyn, and Cle Elum with the Teanaway Community Forest have been unveiled—and are ready for public comment.
A major transformation has taken place along Issaquah Creek. Piece by piece, these open spaces are becoming healthier, stronger, and more resilient, even as the urban areas surrounding them continue to boom.
The Washington State Legislature has just passed a capital budget to fund new project work around the state, including major investments in habitat conservation and outdoor recreation, as well as schools, mental health facilities, and affordable housing.