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Just a few turns off a busy road in Kenmore lies Saint Edward State Park, a serene recreation area with a rich history and an array of walking trails and waterfront views. The park is also home to important salmon habitat along Lake Washington, which is why it’s the site of one of the...

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In October, the Teanaway Community Forest (TCF) celebrated their first decade with a joyous gathering in the Teanaway Camping Area. The TCF, a 50,241-acre landscape once intended for development, is now uniquely managed with community input for the restoration, health, and enhancement of the rivers and forests on which we all depend.  Ten years ago—in 2013—the state...

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This year marks a significant milestone as we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Education Program. Over the past quarter-century, we’ve had the privilege of guiding nearly 75,000 students on their journey to understanding and appreciating the environment.  Our mission for the Greenway Education Program is to inspire and...

This post is a collaboration between the current co-leads of the Washington Recreate Responsibly Coalition, Caroline Villanova, National Heritage Area Coordination Manager and Cassidy Giampetro, Advocacy Manager for Washington Trails Association. For those who love the outdoors, Washington has it all – from river valleys to volcanic peaks, and the lush green forests and...

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Beginning in late summer through the fall, beautifully colored salmon and steelhead can be seen migrating upstream through the Yakima River Basin, all the way to the upper river tributaries and Cascade Mountain reservoirs, swimming thousands of miles to reach their spawning grounds. Many people enjoy watching these truly marvelous creatures swim upstream or...

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With a slogan like “We work here. We live here. We play here,” it’s no surprise that the team behind the Cle Elum and Snoqualmie Pass-based brewery, Dru Bru, takes a keen interest in trails. When they reached out to us earlier this year to learn more about our work on Towns to Teanaway...

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Located just beyond a bustling road in Burien is Salmon Creek Ravine, a little-known green space that functions as a microcosm of Washington’s biggest environmental challenges, and an outdoor classroom that teaches youth how to meet them with conservation science.   Within the fold of this urban oasis, the hum of cars and buses is...

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On August 21, U.S. Congresswoman Kim Schrier, Washington State Representative Bill Ramos, and King County Councilmember Sarah Perry joined Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Supervisor Jody Weil and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Supervisor Kristin Bail at the Denny Creek/Franklin Falls Trailhead to celebrate projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) in the Mountains to...

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This is the first of a two-part series about Orca Action Month. Head over to our friends at the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area for part two. Everyone wants to be graced by the presence of an orca at least once in their lifetime, and many will do whatever it takes to see one....

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The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is home to a huge number of trails that allow access to beautiful mountain tops, waterfalls, and shrub-steppe desert views. While trails provide us with opportunities to connect with nature in fun and meaningful ways, these trails and the people using them have an impact on...