Imagine this: you come home after a long day. The sun is shining, and you want to go outside, but can’t go too far. Right in your backyard is a green space with a small creek running through it and a lot of tall trees with big shady leaves in the summer. Problem is, it’s overrun with a
Let’s start with a little activity. Close your eyes and think about the last time you went outside: was it a walk around your neighborhood, a meet up at your local park, or even a trip out to your favorite trail in the Mountains to Sound Greenway? Now, what do you remember most about this trip? I bet you
Being environmentally sustainable and responsible can come in many forms, from using reusable straws to going zero waste. If you live in King County, you’ve been helping out the environment, whether you realize it or not: your waste (biosolids) has been turned into something called Loop Soil. Loop is “a fertilizer replacement produced by cleaning,
Walking, rolling, or running just became much safer and more enjoyable through the bustling Eastgate neighborhood in Bellevue thanks to a new section of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail! To set the scene, the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is a 100-mile-long corridor along Interstate 90, stretching from the Seattle waterfront to
Valentine’s Day is a reminder to look around at those we care about most and share our appreciation for them and all that they do. This year we’re doing a similar exercise but with the landscape that we all know and love, the entire Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. We asked our staff
This is a profile of Sayward Glise, a former AmeriCorps member who served with the Greenway in 2010. Sayward is currently a Noxious Weed Control Specialist with the King County Noxious Weeds Program. Matt Butrim, former Greenway AmeriCorps member talked to her while she was out in the field, leading her crew as they looked
With 1.5 million acres of land spanning from Seattle to Ellensburg, there’s plenty of outdoor fun to be had in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. When the snow starts to fly, it doesn’t mean you have to hole up indoors. There are many winter hiking trails that remain relatively snow-free, so bundle up and head
If you have ever explored the three summits of Tiger Mountain State Forest, you know that East Tiger Summit provides a fantastic view of Mount Rainier. But getting to that majestic vista has always required climbing a steep, unappealing dirt road. That is all changed now. When the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WADNR)
Autumn is officially in the air which means chillier days and in some parts of the Greenway, it’s time do some leaf peeping! Whether you’re heading out on a trail or driving along I-90, we’ve rounded up some of Mother Nature’s best backdrops to take in some fall foliage. Middle Fork Road Drive along
Information from King County Salmon SEEson Press Release Pacific salmon – including sockeye, Chinook, coho, pink and chum – have begun the journey from the open ocean to their birthplaces in King County streams and rivers that feed into Puget Sound. Kokanee, landlocked sockeye salmon that spend their entire lives in the Lake Sammamish watershed,
4400 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA
In the shadow of the Ballard Bridge, this small ramp leads into the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The site offers two piers, handicap parking spaces, and accessible restroom, two launch lanes, and is one of Seattle’s free of charge launch ramps.
Danville Georgetown Open Space, Ravelnsdale, WA
This trali is one of the set that traverses through this working forest land. The primary uses are hiking and horseback riding. Mountain biking is allowed on a voluntary use basis.