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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
The past several months have certainly been challenging for many people in a lot of ways. And as we all navigate this “new normal” of the COVID-19 landscape, our trails, forests, and parks have been seeing record visitation. At the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, we believe that when we are connected with nature, our
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Mountains to Sound Greenway being named a National Heritage Area! NHAs are places designated by Congress that are identified as having historic, cultural, and natural resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape.
As we look toward 2020 and a new decade(!), we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last ten years of Greenway work. From the building of Mailbox Peak to our designation as a National Heritage Area, and every big project in between, the last ten years have been busy with our partners
After eight years of tireless advocacy, the Mountains to Sound Greenway has become our nation’s newest National Heritage Area.
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
The US House of Representatives has just passed legislation to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as National Heritage Area! To become law, the bill now needs to be passed by the Senate.
For the first time since 2014, the U.S. House’s Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on designation of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. This is a critical step towards achieving designation before the end of this year.
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