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It’s hard to believe, but 2022 is already coming to a close. And with the year’s end, we like to pause and reflect on some of the accomplishments that have taken place across the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area over the past 12 months. From new parks and trails, to important restoration...

What is the price of a pine forest, a salmon-bearing stream, or a tree-lined park in a city? Many of these places have a dollar amount attached to them, but when you compare this to the price of rising temperatures, these areas are priceless in the value they bring to future generations. Our heritage...

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On June 6, 2022 Deputy Agriculture Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing more than half a billion dollars through the Great American Outdoors Act to address deferred maintenance, improve infrastructure, increase user access and support rural economies while also meeting conservation goals. Dr. Bronaugh made the announcement near...

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As we reflect on the completion of the most recent legislative session, we are thankful to have so many major wins to celebrate for the outdoors and other important issues for the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area and our partners! This session was truly unprecedented and these investments will help to move...

From Ellensburg to Seattle, the Greenway encompasses spectacular public lands, productive working farms and forests, opportunities for outdoor recreation, and vibrant communities with strong economies. Through advocating local, state and federal action, we can preserve this natural legacy for future generations. The Greenway Trust collaborates with public land management agencies, conservation groups, citizen volunteers...

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One year ago today, the Great American Outdoors Act was officially signed into law, marking a historic investment in America’s public lands that will impact our nation’s conservation legacy for generations to come. This legislation permanently funded the Land and Water Conservation Fund and inaugurated the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund,...

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Extraordinary good news is especially welcome right now. The U.S. Congress made a historic investment in America’s public lands – an investment that will leave a positive legacy on American conservation for generations to come. Lawmakers came together across the political aisle to pass the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill that will permanently...

We at the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust share the anger and sadness being expressed across the nation in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among the countless other tragedies and examples of racial violence against Black people in America. These murders and the persistent and pervasive institutional...

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...