Education

Clean Water Ambassador Certificate Program Goes Virtual in 2020

Clean Water Ambassador Certificate Program Goes Virtual in 2020

Since 2016, the Greenway Trust has partnered with the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) on Clean Water Ambassadors — a paid summer internship program for high-school students to conduct water-quality investigations while learning about local environmental issues, solutions, and careers. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to hire a new cohort

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Salmon Viewing in the Greenway

Salmon Viewing in the Greenway

Information from King County Salmon SEEson Press Release Pacific salmon – including sockeye, Chinook, coho, pink and chum – have begun the journey from the open ocean to their birthplaces in King County streams and rivers that feed into Puget Sound. Kokanee, landlocked sockeye salmon that spend their entire lives in the Lake Sammamish watershed,

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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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Control in the Midst of Chaos

Control in the Midst of Chaos

The school year is over, sports seasons are done, seniors will not get a prom, and spring break plans are cancelled. Millions are unemployed, the DOW just dropped another thousand points, and children wonder where their next meal will come from. When will I see my teachers again? My friends? When will people get their

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