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With the arrival of summer sun comes mysterious new plants popping out of the ground. Where soil was bare just months ago, plant life abounds. But who are these returning neighbors and how might we best greet them? Learning their names can help understand the place that each being has on the land. Names...

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City, state, and federal leaders came together today, despite some very rainy weather, to celebrate the completion of the latest Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail segment in Bellevue. Lake to Lake coverage of the celebration Watch the ribbon cutting ceremony The new pedestrian and bicycle trail, which parallels Interstate 90, makes it safer and...

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Visitors to Roslyn, Washington might be there to check out the Roslyn Café, famed for its appearance on the cult hit Northern Exposure; to wander the downtown area; or to explore the many recreational activities it offers, either on bike or on foot. Nestled just a few blocks away is the Roslyn Cemetery, where...

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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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One of the best parts about living in the Pacific Northwest is that we can explore the beaches year-round. During the summer the Seattle Aquarium runs the Beach Naturalist program, a group of volunteers that “are local residents who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them.” On low tide days...

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Located in western Washington, West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) is about 20 miles east of the city of Seattle. The area is part of a chain of Cascade Mountain Range foothills known locally as the “Issaquah Alps,” which includes Tiger, Squak and Cougar Mountains. Effective on July 6, 2021, portions of...