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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Snoqualmie Lake is a large, peaceful destination within the beautiful Alpine Lakes Wilderness. This trail is unique in that visitors can begin their adventure from either Highway 2 or the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road, or even make it a thru-hike with a little advance planning and coordination. The Snoqualmie Lake trailhead found within the...

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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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This year brought continued challenges, glimmers of hope, and a resounding resurgence of love for the natural spaces in the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. Though nothing was quite as we planned, some things turned out even better than we ever expected. Join us in a collective, deep exhale as we reflect...

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It’s hard to believe that another year has passed, and it’s already time to say a giant thank you to our seasonal crew and AmeriCorps members for all they’ve accomplished across the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area over the past season! This year, we had eight individuals on our restoration crew, five...

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In September of 2020, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust partnered with the Cle Elum Ranger District and the Cascadian Log School to save a historic picnic shelter at Salmon la Sac campground from demolition. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1936, the picnic shelter was dangerously worn down by 84 years...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created adversity and uncertainty over the last year and a half, impacting nearly every aspect of life. It has also yielded valuable lessons in resilience. Through all of the trials and tribulations, a few constants kept us grounded: the Greenway NHA landscape that offered outdoor respite for so many of...

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...

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Along with the autumn colors, the Mountains to Sound Greenway has also transitioned into a new season. For the entire month of October, we have been celebrating the beginning of the tree planting season and our partnership with Carter Subaru. While we were unable to host our typical large tree planting celebration event due...