Thanks to a call to action by founding Greenway President Jim Ellis, citizens are coming together again to envision a new future for the historic Preston Mill. Thanks to its storied past as a Northwest mill town and the commitment of its citizens today, the future of the Preston Mill site looks bright indeed.
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.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway encompasses part of the historic route of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (the Milwaukee Road) over Snoqualmie Pass. The Milwaukee Road was once billed as the longest electrified railway in the country, and played a key role in shaping transportation routes in the Northwest.