Washington can be characterized by forests that seem to stretch forever, but do you ever wonder how those giant trees can grow so tall? At the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust nursery, we raise thousands of baby trees (and other native plants) to prepare them to thrive at one of our many restoration sites across the Greenway. There are currently more
Reflecting on the memories and the pivots of 2020, we'll still be ringing in the new year with a deep gratitude for our volunteers.
During the last days of September, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust hosted a week-long volunteer event and traditional skills workshop at the Salmon la Sac picnic shelter, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1936. The goal of the volunteer event was to construct an informational kiosk using traditional log building
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a year of many challenges, requiring us to adapt and think creatively about almost everything we do. National Public Lands Day was no exception! Typically, we would gather with partners and tons of volunteers in person to complete a variety of projects on our public
The summer of 2020 has set records for recreational usage across the entire state of Washington. While it’s great to see so many people connecting with nature, we are all witnessing the unfortunate impacts that come with overuse, such as an overabundance of trash. We, together with our partners, have been working hard over the
This spring was a hard time for recreationists. As trees began to bud and flowers blossomed, many people were at a loss without their usual springtime hiking, camping, biking, and boating adventures. Most of us watched patiently from our porches, driveways, and apartment windows as the landscape changed into the beautiful PNW spring that we
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
This week marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. And yes, it looks a bit different than expected. Yet, there are still several ways to celebrate this momentous occasion. We are here from afar, to help you find ways to connect with some of the timeless and powerful messages of Earth Day. We can still
As we look toward 2020 and a new decade(!), we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last ten years of Greenway work. From the building of Mailbox Peak to our designation as a National Heritage Area, and every big project in between, the last ten years have been busy with our partners
Record-breaking potting in the nursery, bridge projects, Women in the Woods, and more plants in the ground.