For the first time since 2014, the U.S. House’s Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on designation of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. This is a critical step towards achieving designation before the end of this year.
Tackling climate change requires a new toolkit of tactics. So, we’re trialing a new habitat restoration method designed to increase resiliency to climate change for Western Washington forests.
The bus service to local trailheads is expanding this summer! Beginning April 21, shuttles will run from Seattle’s Mt. Baker Transit Center to the Issaquah Alps, with more expansions to Mt. Si and Mailbox Peak coming soon.
Five newly installed wayfinding signs are making it easier than ever to navigate the 31-mile Snoqualmie Valley Trail and explore the surrounding communities. They fit into a broad effort to make the Valley easy to visit, explore, and connect with.
The first round of draft plans for a new trail system to connect the towns of Ronald, Roslyn, and Cle Elum with the Teanaway Community Forest have been unveiled—and are ready for public comment.
A major transformation has taken place along Issaquah Creek. Piece by piece, these open spaces are becoming healthier, stronger, and more resilient, even as the urban areas surrounding them continue to boom.
The Washington State Legislature has just passed a capital budget to fund new project work around the state, including major investments in habitat conservation and outdoor recreation, as well as schools, mental health facilities, and affordable housing.