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.
Fruits of partnership and cooperation are all around us in the Greenway. It has taken many partners to create the Mountains to Sound Greenway that we see and cherish today: conservationists, recreationists, business leaders, government agencies, community activists, engaged citizens, and volunteers. All united by a love of this place, and a commitment to conserving it and making it better for everyone. Let's celebrate the highlights of 2017.
Goodbye, potholes. The High Point Trailhead on Tiger Mountain just got some well-deserved TLC. Freshly paved and striped, and with a turnaround for buses, this popular trailhead is more accessible than ever.
Recreation planning is underway for the new Teanaway Community Forest as thousands of survey results come in, painting a vivid picture of current and desired activities across the forest.
A much-anticipated new trail ascending across Mt. Washington just opened, providing recreation access to scenic, mountainous terrain just east of North Bend.
After four years of construction, the Middle Fork Road is now open! The reconstruction of this once notorious pothole-filled access road now provides safe and family-friendly access to this ‘wilderness in our backyard’ for the first time.