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City of Bellevue Builds Key Connection of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail

City of Bellevue Builds Key Connection of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail

Walking, rolling, or running just became much safer and more enjoyable through the bustling Eastgate neighborhood in Bellevue thanks to a new section of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail!  To set the scene, the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is a 100-mile-long corridor along Interstate 90, stretching from the Seattle waterfront to

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The Greenway’s 13 Year Partnership with Carter Subaru

The Greenway’s 13 Year Partnership with Carter Subaru

As a non-profit, a lot of the work that we accomplish is through partnerships with various organizations—from governmental agencies to other non-profits. One of our longest standing partnerships is with Carter Subaru. For more than ten years, the dealership has been a dedicated partner whose forward and long-term thinking paired with their financial support has

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Stay Safe This Spring!

Stay Safe This Spring!

As the weather warms in the lowlands, there is still danger in the mountains.  The Recreate Responsibly Coalition is spreading awareness of potentially dangerous conditions during the transition between winter and spring. As the weather warms, people headed to the mountains in search of outdoor adventures may be surprised to find wintry conditions. Depending on

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Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 1)

Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 1)

Between 1930 and 1941, The Mountaineers sponsored Patrol Races, a back-country event described as 18 or 20 miles long on the crest of the Cascades between its Snoqualmie Pass Lodge and Meany Ski Hut at Martin near Stampede Pass. Three-man Patrol teams competed in what the Seattle Times called “the nation’s longest and hardest race.”

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The History of Ski Jumping in the Mountains to Sound Greenway

The History of Ski Jumping in the Mountains to Sound Greenway

Although ski jumping in Washington is a distant memory these days, it was the most popular form of skiing in the sport’s early days. The Mountains to Sound Greenway corridor contains several ski jumping sites that were important parts of the country’s tournament circuit, where the world’s best jumpers competed, national distance records were set,

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Interpreting Our Heritage and Experiencing the Wonder of the Snoqualmie Valley

Interpreting Our Heritage and Experiencing the Wonder of the Snoqualmie Valley

The Northwest Railway Museum is located in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley, which is a vital part of the new Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. This Congressional designation recognizes this corridor’s rich natural and cultural heritage, which is particularly valued for wildlife migration, fish passage, incredible geography, and human travel. The Museum is in

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Why Do You Love the Greenway?

Why Do You Love the Greenway?

Valentine’s Day is a reminder to look around at those we care about most and share our appreciation for them and all that they do. This year we’re doing a similar exercise but with the landscape that we all know and love, the entire Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. We asked our staff

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Park complex in Preston named for regional conservation hero Jim Ellis

Park complex in Preston named for regional conservation hero Jim Ellis

The King County Council announced today that the parks in Preston will be renamed to honor regional conservation hero Jim Ellis, a storied civic leader and founder of the Mountains to Sound Greenway. Preston Mill Park, the Preston Athletic fields visible from Interstate 90 exit 22, and the already-renamed Jim Ellis Preston Community Center will

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