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Another Win for Greenway National Heritage Designation!

Another Win for Greenway National Heritage Designation!

We’ve crossed the biggest hurdle yet – our quest for designating the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area (NHA) has cleared both chambers of Congress! Today, the House of Representatives decisively passed the Natural Resources Management Act that earlier passed the Senate. As in the Senate, the vote was overwhelmingly bipartisan –

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Latest News: U.S. Senate Passes Lands Package with Greenway Legislation

Latest News: U.S. Senate Passes Lands Package with Greenway Legislation

After months of wondering will-they won’t-they, the US Senate overwhelmingly passed the major public lands package with a bipartisan vote of 92-8! The lands bill includes the permanent reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and designation of the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area (NHA), along with more than 100

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Close but not quite (yet) for National Heritage Area Designation

Close but not quite (yet) for National Heritage Area Designation

We had many reasons to be optimistic that the Mountains to Sound Greenway would finally be designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area. Unfortunately, amid a whirlwind of legislative activity in Washington, D.C., we ultimately fell just short. While we feel disappointed in the moment, we remain encouraged and thankful for the strong bipartisan

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Fish, Farm, Flood Citizen Advisory Committee

Fish, Farm, Flood Citizen Advisory Committee

“Find a way to concurrently strengthen agriculture, restore salmon habitat, and reduce flood impacts in the Snoqualmie Valley.” This is the highly complex task that has been put before the Fish, Farm, Flood citizen advisory committee mandated by King County Council and overseen by King County Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD). River floodplains contain King County’s

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State Parks in disrepair

State Parks in disrepair

As reporter Lynda Mapes described in the Seattle Times this week, popular state parks throughout Washington are in a grim state of disrepair. The Mountains to Sound Greenway is home to seven beloved state parks. Squak Mountain State Park features quiet, forested trails for hikers and equestrians just south of Issaquah. But budget cuts leave trails that need

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Ellensburg: Greenway champion of biking and walking

Ellensburg: Greenway champion of biking and walking

Did that headline come as a surprise to you? The findings certainly surprised me. Seattle consistently earns accolades nationally for walking and biking such as Walkscore’s 6th most walkable large city, Walkscore’s 7thmost bikable, and Bicycle Magazine’s 10th. However, at least in terms of U.S. Census commuting to work statistics, Ellensburg beats walking pants and cycling shorts off Seattle: The top three

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