Women have been at the forefront of wildlife, cultural, and environmental conservation efforts in Washington State for many years. From preserving native languages and cultural heritage to protecting salmon habitat and advocating for more inclusive research practices, these women have made historic contributions to these fields. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s essential...

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This list is a roundup of resources to help self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of Color break into guiding and conservation careers at varying skill levels. These recommendations range from science-based conservation scholarships to avalanche training for future leaders looking to build a career in the outdoors space. University of Washington Wetland Management Scholarship...

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Our mission is to lead and inspire action to conserve and enhance the landscape of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area (Greenway NHA), ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. One way that we work toward this mission is by collaborating with other organizations to help steward this landscape together. Each...

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At the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, we believe that one of the most important requirements in building a culture of stewardship and achieving long-term sustainability of natural resources is educating youth. By helping young people understand the role they play in their local environment, we can empower them to be part of the...

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Boeing focuses on the next generation of Puget Sound stewards through student support. A Zamboni doesn’t exactly zip across the ice (like, say, a Lamborghini would if it was put into rink service), but getting to ride a Zamboni in front of tens of thousands of cheering Seattle Kraken fans – that adds up...

King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) was presented with the Youth Employer of the Year Award from the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE) on October 26, 2021. This award recognizes employers who make efforts toward inclusion of people with disabilities in employment. In a virtual celebration, WTD staff members Kristin Covey and Siena Ezekiel and...

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This past summer, twelve high school students participated in the Greenway’s newest youth program, Equitable Green Opportunities for Youth in Highline – shortened to EGOYH (e-GO-yah). We launched this program in partnership with the Highline School District and Pacific Education Institute with the goal of inspiring and equipping students to pursue careers in natural resources, conservation, and...

In August 2021, despite a heatwave and wildfire smoke, around 100 BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) campers of all ages came out to spend a long weekend at Refuge Outdoor Festival at Squire Creek Park near Darrington. Participants  took workshops, participated in a silent disco, attended a partners market, and most importantly, had...

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Imagine this: you come home after a long day.  The sun is shining, and you want to go outside, but can’t go too far. Right in your backyard is a green space with a small creek running through it and a lot of tall trees with big shady leaves in the summer. Problem is, it’s overrun with...