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.
Nestled on the Eastern edge of the Pacific Crest Trail, in the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, is Waptus Lake a 1-mile long freshwater lake with stunning views of the Cascade Crest. This lake, accessed by the Waptus River Trail, has been a popular backpacking and horse camping destination for decades. As a member
Smiles and congratulations were abundant in the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River Valley this past April as volunteers worked to complete a once-in-a-generation project.
Thanks to the community who answered the call to support the Teanaway, volunteering to help several important campground cleanups and fencing projects ahead of the busy summer season.
You are volunteering with the Greenway, and you just planted your first Douglas Fir tree. It’s only about 2 feet tall. You can’t help but admire its plume-like branches, vibrant green needles, and rich woody smell. It’s so small that you can’t even imagine how it could become one of the huge evergreen trees you
Not long after establishing our first full-time staffperson on the east side of the Greenway, we realized something: if we were going to be able to help Yakima Basin partners with trail work, tree planting efforts, or volunteer projects, we needed a local supply of tools. A couple trips over Snoqualmie Pass with truckbeds full
What do salmon and insects have in common? Aside from the fact that insects are a common food source for young salmon, both salmon and insects love dead, soggy wood. Freshwater insects rely on wood as their primary food source, and salmon use it for much-needed rest as they make the arduous journey to their