As we look back on 2016, we are proud that we do things differently here. We showed the rest of the nation that bipartisan efforts CAN succeed; that different voices can come together to solve some of our region’s most difficult challenges.
Under the new Savor Snoqualmie Valley initiative, heritage groups are coming together to find ways to bring history to life for local residents. By joining forces, they are helping make the Valley’s rich history easier for people of all ages to connect with.
Now, on our 25th anniversary, we are reflecting on where we have come from and where we are headed. In the latest President’s Report, we announce our new strategic plan that builds on our vision for a healthy, sustainable Greenway.
Snoqualmie Valley restaurants teamed up in August with local farmers for the first annual Bounty Week, to highlight Valley-grown vegetables on their menus. The week was a resounding success and is the first of many new initiatives linking Valley residents and visitors with local farmers and local produce.
When the road to popular Mt. Si trailheads became dangerously overcrowded, local neighbors, State DNR, and King County Roads teamed up to make the road and trailheads safe again. If proven successful, these collaborative solutions could be used at other overcrowded recreation sites throughout the region.
Farms are one of our region’s best classrooms. Two local Snoqualmie Valley schools are piloting a new on-the-ground educational program called ‘Farming the Future,’ where students spend one Friday a month at a local farm, engaged in hands-on science learning that incorporates local ecology and sustainable agriculture.
A new pilot is being introduced at Rattlesnake Lake to address the parking shortage: transit access. Now residents and visitors alike can relax by the lake, hike to the ledges, and visit the Cedar River Watershed Ed Center without having to worry about parking.
Snoqualmie Valley’s Tollgate Farm has a long history as an important community hub. Local residents are working to restore one of its most iconic sections—the Tollgate Farmhouse—and envision a park with both recreation amenities and a hub for sustainable agriculture.
As our region recovered from the Great Depression, new innovations began to change the face of skiing and bring about a new era for Snoqualmie Pass, with mechanized ski lifts, train service from Seattle to the Pass, and the birth of the current Snoqualmie Summit ski area.
34700 SE Sorenson, 98065, Snoqualmie
This five-acre park has a playground for ages from 5 to 12 years old plus basketball and tennis courts. The park also has restrooms, benches, one picnic table and a huge play field. Its perfect for family picnics or pick-up games of basketball.
733 West Snoqualmie River Road NE,
The Carnation Marsh Natural Area is a 67-acre portion of the greater 190 acres that make up the entire Carnation Marsh wetland system along the Snoqualmie River. Public access for passive recreation and educational uses.
6710 Cascade Avenue SE, Snoqualmie
Cascade Park contains great play equipment, including a slide. There are also park benches to rest on and relax on and a nice grassy area perfect for a picnic or a game of bocce ball.
19901 Cedar Falls Rd SE,
The Cedar River Watershed provides the majority of Seattle’s and King County’s drinking water, with 90,050 acres of forest land preserved for the municipal water supply. School children participate in watershed field trips to learn how clean water comes to their homes. A visitors center includes interpretive displays, a garden with rain drums and living
7114 Chanticleer Avenue SE, Snoqualmie
Chanticleer Park offers play equipment, including monkey bars and a slide, as well as a picnic table. It is surrounded by a large grassy area and is a perfect place for families to congregate at the end of a long day.
30900 NE Carnation Farms Road, Carnation, WA 98014,
This undeveloped property, managed for habitat protection, lies within the Snoqualmie River’s 100-year floodplain and is adjacent to the river on three sides. There is limited public access for fishing.