It’s been such a busy and action packed year in the Greenway. Given that we are at the end of 2009, it’s only appropriate that we take a look back and absorb all the great projects and accomplishments over the past year. The year 2009 leaves a legacy in the Mountains to Sound Greenway...

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NEW 10,273 ACRE CONSERVATION AREA LINKS MOUNT SI TO FEDERAL FORESTS Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark designated the new Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA). The river valley was identified as ecologically distinguished, featuring patches of natural-origin forests, important fish and wildlife habitat, and scenic views. This natural area, with 10,273 acres within...

This past September, the Greenway Trust lost a beloved member of our family: Ted Thomsen. He was known as a Greenway Trust Founder and one of  the original “Rattlesnake Rangers” but to those of us who knew him well, he was a great friend who always had a smile for everyone. Ted died at...

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National Trails Day 2009 marked the completion of two years of facility improvements at the popular Little Si Trail on June 6th. Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark (center) joined Bill Chapman, President of Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (right) and Gwen Lewis of King County’s Road Services Division (left) for the ribbon cutting of the renovated trail...

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and partner organizations announced the public acquisition of 7,000 acres of forestland in the Raging River Valley. Surrounded by public lands, filling this “doughnut hole” is vital to the continuity of a forested corridor in eastern King County.  Bordered by Rattlesnake Mountain on the east, the Cedar River...

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Rattlesnake Mountain Conservation  Rattlesnake Mountain is the long, forested  ridge that parallels I-90 just south of Snoqualmie and North Bend.  It runs 7 miles from State Route 18 to Rattlesnake Lake and the Cedar River Watershed. In 1991, when the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust set about conserving the farm and forest lands along...

On August 8, 2006, under sunny skies in the Snoqualmie Valley with a majestic view of Mt. Si, Seattle civic leader Jim Ellis celebrated his 85th birthday with 500 friends and colleagues. This dinner and celebration was a tribute to Jim’s many civic accomplishments, with proceeds from the event going towards the preservation, restoration,...