Two new properties were conserved—at the base of Mt. Defiance and along the Emerald Necklace. As our region grows, this combination of urban and mountain open spaces gives us room to breathe, relax, and stay healthy.
Funding to take care of our state's public lands is in jeopardy. We need your help to ensure funding doesn’t slip backwards for state DNR, which manages some of the most popular trails in the Greenway: Mt. Si, Mailbox Peak, and Tiger Mountain.
Positive signs are coming from Washington D.C. in our effort to designate the Greenway as a National Heritage Area. Bipartisan leaders just introduced legislation in the Senate and House.
Little known a few years ago, this trail's popularity has grown rapidly. To handle the extra boots we're helping rebuild this route to make it safer, and more sustainable and accessible for hikers and climbers.
Recent efforts have helped connect public open spaces and trails—including near Lake Sammamish and Mitchell Hill—as well as protect an impressive stand of old growth trees behind Mt. Si.
It’s state budget season! We’re in Olympia advocating for recreation and public lands. Several funding proposals could have big, much-needed impacts here in the Greenway.
As we look back on 2016, we are proud that we do things differently here. We showed the rest of the nation that bipartisan efforts CAN succeed; that different voices can come together to solve some of our region’s most difficult challenges.
In a disappointing ending, Congress adjourned over the weekend without taking action on legislation to designate the Greenway National Heritage Area. Despite valiant efforts from our congressional delegation and supporters, the lame duck session proved to be challenging to navigate.