Outdoor recreation: a sound investment for ourselves, our health, our economy, our future.
“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
This week the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing testimony in a case (Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust et al., v. United States) that could have national consequences on rails-to-trails projects. The case is about whether the U.S. Government has a right to the land they granted to the railroads in the late 1880’s. SCOTUSBLOG has some
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
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