Local schools will be able to build or renovate school buildings this year, thanks to revenue received from Washington state-owned lands--many of which are popular destinations for hikers, trail runners, equestrians, and other recreation-seekers.
Teachers, parents and youth leaders are increasingly turning to nature to help inspire and empower youth. The Snoqualmie Valley is an amazing place for youth to explore and connect with the outdoors. Local leaders are launching new initiatives to better strengthen that connection.
Through a ‘Chef-to-Farm’ program, culinary students are learning how to support local food and be part of the local food revolution from the very beginning of their careers.
It was a year full of wins. These successes—many compiled here—are thanks to our broad-based coalition. It’s well known that the secret to the Greenway’s success has always been our passionate supporters who collectively move mountains.
Often when young people (including myself) are taught about the environment it’s about how our generation has to fix what other generations have damaged. The Greenway education program is very different. It’s more about helping kids reclaim the inherent joy of being in nature and the satisfaction of taking concrete actions to protect our environment.
Most of the days in my almost two and a half decades on Earth have been spent between the Cascade mountains and Puget Sound. I’ve been captivated with this landscape from the very beginning, and I wish that others can feel a sense of home and connectedness with this place. This spring, I’ve been assisting
Kokanee salmon fry are swimming in Ebright Creek today. Fifth grade students from Campbell Hill Elementary School in Renton released kokanee salmon into the clear waters of Ebright Creek on the east shore of Lake Sammamish, as part of the fifth annual Kokanee Fry Release celebration. Kokanee are native to the Lake Sammamish watershed and
Amid the many languages spoken at Seattle World School on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, a new one was introduced in March, the language of the Pacific Northwest forest. A grant from Outdoor Nation, with the laudable motto Be An Outsider!, allowed Greenway education staff to work with 50 to 100 middle to high school age English Language Learners.
Students from Skyline High School in Issaquah had a close-up experience with death. Death of a salmon, that is, when they pulled a fish carcass out of Issaquah Creek while participating in a Mountains to Sound Greenway field study trip. These 9th grade students in Chris Wieland’s Biodiversity class were supposed to be finding and
As summer comes to a close, the opportunity to get out on the Greenway to see thousands of Pacific Northwest Salmon return to their natal streams from the Puget Sound and greater Pacific Ocean becomes tangible. The first rains in late August mark the beginning of a migration season that lasts till late November, in