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.
City of Issaquah’s newest park blends family-friendly open space with salmon recovery efforts. Building upon several decades of conservation work, Salmon Run Nature Park is the latest addition to a long string of connected public open space along Issaquah Creek.
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.
Twenty years of experience have taught us a lot about invasives: they are stubborn, spread easily, and it takes a community to eradicate them. This year we’re tackling some of the remaining outposts of weeds along Issaquah Creek.
This summer, the Greenway Trust teamed up with the Pacific Science Center to bring science to life with our new “Searching for Sasquatch” summer camp. We used the search for mystical creatures like Sasquatch to spark students' curiosity about the world around them.
In honor of local conservation hero and activist Harvey Manning, King County Parks just renamed the Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead on Cougar Mountain. The newly named Harvey Manning Trailhead commemorates Manning’s lifelong work to save the Issaquah Alps as a “wilderness on the metro,” and a place for people to escape to the woods nearby.
A local Greenway school uses nature to cultivate happier, healthier students. After just seven months, the results are already incredible.
Local schools will be able to build or renovate school buildings this year, thanks to revenue received from Washington state-owned lands--many of which are popular destinations for hikers, trail runners, equestrians, and other recreation-seekers.
The Greenway Trust has joined forces with other regional partners to form the ‘Eastside Greenway Alliance,’ focused on completing the Greenway’s newest regional trail: the Eastside Rail Corridor.
A rare, land-locked salmon, called kokanee, is coming back from the brink of extinction in the Lake Samammish basin. There’s much to celebrate, and so much more work to be done to guarantee long-term survival.
7670 SE 22nd St, Mercer Island
Developed street end parks such as this one provide opportunities for wildlife viewing, picnicking, swimming/wading (no lifeguards on duty), kayaking and canoeing.