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.
If we make our voices heard a major highway improvement project could become a model for how a strong economy and a strong environment don't have to be mutually exclusive. Let's ensure that crucial transportation infrastructure and safety needs are met while also preserving the scenic character and recreation access of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Scenic Byway.
Trailhead Direct is back, now with new route options that better connect you to popular hikes in the Greenway!
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 –
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
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
Our nation’s most important funding source for protecting parks and public lands is set to expire at the end of September unless Congress acts.
The Washington State Legislature has just passed a capital budget to fund new project work around the state, including major investments in habitat conservation and outdoor recreation, as well as schools, mental health facilities, and affordable housing.
The Washington State Legislature failed to pass a capital construction budget, resulting in far-reaching impacts across our region. Vital projects are delayed indefinitely or could even be canceled.
The recreation community has spoken loud and clear: it’s time to create the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. More than 3,000 hikers, bikers, kayakers, and climbers just signed the petition to designate the Greenway as a National Heritage Area.