Autumn has fallen on our Greenway landscape, and that means that iconic seasonal changes are upon us. Leaves are turning, rains are restarting, and salmon are once again returning to freshwater systems. Yep, that’s right, watching salmon run up our creeks and streams is an iconic part of seasonal shift in the region. Similar to the festive
A long-held aspiration throughout the Mountains to Sound Greenway is to link urban, rural, and wildland trail systems for recreation and transportation. While residents of our region enjoy a world-class system of safe, enjoyable, non-motorized trails, some significant gaps in the system mean that not every community has access to trails near homes, schools or
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a year of many challenges, requiring us to adapt and think creatively about almost everything we do. National Public Lands Day was no exception! Typically, we would gather with partners and tons of volunteers in person to complete a variety of projects on our public
The summer of 2020 has set records for recreational usage across the entire state of Washington. While it’s great to see so many people connecting with nature, we are all witnessing the unfortunate impacts that come with overuse, such as an overabundance of trash. We, together with our partners, have been working hard over the
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
One of the things I love most about birds is that you can find them almost anywhere — from city parks to remote wilderness. And because you find different birds in different habitats, looking for birds can be a great way to discover and explore new places, or perhaps appreciate a familiar place in a
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
People who walk and bike through the busy Eastgate neighborhood of Bellevue will soon have something to celebrate. The City of Bellevue broke ground this month on a new section of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail, which will eventually connect the trail on the I-90 floating bridge all the way to Issaquah. Construction is
Just off exit 20 on Interstate-90, a Tiger sleeps. And on a cold-wet day in fall, students stand in a circle at the base of the Tiger’s tail, listening to the sounds that fill the forest. I smile at the silent mouths, closed eyes, and attentive ears of the students. “We hear the sound of
606 NW 76th St, Seattle, WA
Originally a surplused Seattle City Light substation, this park is now a cozy neighborhood place to relax and play. Park features include a large lawn area, landscaping, paths, neighborhood gathering area, and interactive features for children’s play.
7670 SE 22nd St, Mercer Island, WA
Developed street end parks such as this one provide opportunities for wildlife viewing, picnicking, swimming/wading (no lifeguards on duty), kayaking and canoeing.