The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area (Greenway NHA) is a dramatic landscape that stretches 100 miles along Interstate 90 from Ellensburg to Seattle. It weaves together waterways, mountains, forests, and farms with the cultural and historic significance of this land and its people. Few places offer such an incredible opportunity to connect with nature so near to city limits, and the Greenway NHA’s abundant natural beauty attracts people from across the globe. Behind the picturesque landscapes that we see today, exists a tapestry of stories and everchanging relationships to the land that stretch back millennia.

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Salmon are an iconic species, inextricably woven into the cultural, ecological, and historical fabric of the Greenway NHA. Follow along as this guide explores each
The Teanaway River Basin, part of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area, is a biodiverse region with a history of both harmonious and
In the middle of Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood sits a 20-acre-historic Japanese garden begun over 95 years ago by a self-taught gardener.
This month, we’re celebrating Women’s History Month by sharing the story of Alison Gottfriedson, a notable Puyallup tribal councilwoman and activist for tribal
Beginning in late summer through the fall, beautifully colored salmon and steelhead can be seen migrating upstream through the Yakima River Basin, all the way
This is the first of a two-part series about Orca Action Month. Head over to our friends at the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area for
The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is home to a huge number of trails that allow access to beautiful mountain tops, waterfalls, and
Women have been at the forefront of wildlife, cultural, and environmental conservation efforts in Washington State for many years. From preserving native languages and cultural
Over the summer, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail Crew completed an eight-day camping trip along the Snow Lake and Rock Creek Trails in the