Welcome, Nicky! Greenway Upper Yakima Coordinator

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust welcomes Nicole (Nicky) Pasi as Community Coordinator in upper Kittitas County.  In this new role, Nicky will initiate and support collaborations with other organizations and individuals to build positive connections between local communities and public lands. Her initial projects will focus on improving recreational access to public lands and engaging people in education and volunteerism to care for their lands and waters.  Nicky will be based in Cle Elum, Washington.

Nicky brings extensive experience in community outreach and public engagement.  Since 2015, she has worked with the diverse stakeholders of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan — including tribal, federal, state and local governments, lands management agencies, farmers, civic groups and conservationists — to raise public awareness and support for this landmark water management strategy that balances the needs of the Yakima Basin’s wildlife, families and economy.  Nicky also led community outreach on behalf of American Rivers for a local Wild and Scenic River designation campaign, worked as a naturalist and environmental educator in Miami, Florida, and coordinated volunteer efforts for animal services organizations. She would like to share that she’s thrilled to join us and bring that experience together in furthering the Greenway’s mission.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from the Puget Sound across the Cascade Mountains through the Upper Yakima Basin. We are committed to promoting a healthy and sustainable relationship between people and the lands and waters of the region through long-term cooperation and stewardship. Our coalition of community members, businesses, government agencies, and donors is joined together by the ethos that when we have meaningful connections with our natural surroundings, we are healthier and happier, our communities are stronger and more equitable; our lives are better.