A long-held aspiration throughout the Mountains to Sound Greenway is to link urban, rural, and wildland trail systems for recreation and transportation. While residents of our region enjoy a world-class system of safe, enjoyable, non-motorized trails, some significant gaps in the system mean that not every community has access to trails near homes, schools or
Extraordinary good news is especially welcome right now. The U.S. Congress made a historic investment in America’s public lands – an investment that will leave a positive legacy on American conservation for generations to come. Lawmakers came together across the political aisle to pass the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill that will permanently fund
Like many folks who call the Greenway home, green spaces like parks and forests have always been a source of happiness for me. Whether it was going to Mercer Island when I was young to play alongside Lake Washington at Luther Burbank Park (whose cool cement-and-metal playground served as the perfect pretend submarine) or hiking
Dear Governor Inslee, Thank you for your leadership during this unprecedented crisis for our region and the world. We are writing today as a group of nonprofit organizations committed to conservation, recreation, and ecological stewardship of spectacular natural lands in Washington State. As the public health situation improves and you consider expanding the types of
The clock is ticking as the U.S. Congress finishes its session for the calendar year. Two extremely important bills on the docket are S.1081 and H.R. 3195: The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Permanent Funding Act.
Passengers boarded Trailhead Direct for more than 17,500 hikes in the second season of the two-year pilot project co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks, a 75 percent increase from last year. The transit-to-trails service added a fourth route this season starting at the Tukwila International Boulevard Station, serving some of the nation’s most racially
Nestled on the Eastern edge of the Pacific Crest Trail, in the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, is Waptus Lake a 1-mile long freshwater lake with stunning views of the Cascade Crest. This lake, accessed by the Waptus River Trail, has been a popular backpacking and horse camping destination for decades. As a member
On August 6, King County voters will be asked to renew King County Prop. 1 Aka the King County Parks Levy. The Levy will raise $810 million over 6 years to keep King County’s parks, trails, and natural areas clean, safe and open; make smart investments in regional trails and new green spaces; and offer
The Washington State Legislature adjourned Sunday night with a new budget for the next biennium including significant investments and cuts in habitat conservation and outdoor recreation.
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