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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...

This year our favorite holiday, AKA National Nonprofit Day is on August 17, 2021. We’re celebrating by busting some common nonprofit myths and leaning into some truths as well. Whether you’ve worked in this sector or you never have, the chances that you’ve heard about some stereotypes throughout the years are pretty high. We...

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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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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...

The path following today’s Interstate 90 has long provided an east-west route across the mountains, beginning with Native American foot trails used for hunting, fishing, and gathering. The dramatic cross-state passage over Snoqualmie Pass has always been a reminder of the splendor and diversity of nature in the Pacific Northwest.  In 1909, the Chicago, Milwaukee, and...

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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...

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Let’s start with a little activity. Close your eyes and think about the last time you went outside: was it a walk around your neighborhood, a meet up at your local park, or even a trip out to your favorite trail in the Mountains to Sound Greenway? Now, what do you remember most about this trip? I bet...