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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...

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On September 25, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust joined with others all across the country to celebrate National Public Lands Day 2021 and engage in a stewardship event. NPLD brings together hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers nationwide to help restore and celebrate the country’s public lands. These are the places...

Signed agreements between the USDA Forest Service and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust mark the beginning of the conservation legislation’s impact close to home.   In August 2020, the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) was officially signed into law, marking a historic investment in America’s public lands. The legislation permanently funded the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and inaugurated the National Parks 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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Named for the sound of long-ago steam whistles used by loggers throughout the region, in recent years Poo Poo Point has become a popular destination for hikers, nature enthusiasts and view seekers. On a clear day, you’ll enjoy fantastic views of Lake Sammamish, Squak Mountain, the City of Issaquah, and even Mount Rainier to...