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With greater staff capacity in the Upper Yakima Basin, the Greenway Trust has leaned into organizing and supporting interpretive events in the Teanaway Community Forest. Much like ranger talks, these free events bring folks out onto the landscape to learn from local experts. Greenway Trust staff work with members of the Teanaway Community Forest...

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This urban forest restoration project provides numerous ecological benefits, improves access to green space, and was part of the largest single urban forest carbon credit purchase in history! Ballinger Open Space is a 2.6-acre green space in the northeast corner of the City of Shoreline. The restoration work at Ballinger, which began in 2018,...

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The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust has been improving riparian and wetland habitat at Meadowbrook Slough and the Three Forks Natural Area since 2008. Located just downstream from the confluence of the Middle Fork, North Fork, and South Forks of the Snoqualmie River, Meadowbrook Slough is an oxbow lake surrounded by wetlands adjacent to...

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The Greenway Trust has been surveying and successfully treating knotweed along Issaquah Creek and the Raging River for 15+ years. In the Pacific Northwest, rivers are corridors along which life thrives. Native trees and shrubs shade creeks and rivers, keeping water cool and providing habitat for native creatures big and small. These ecological systems...

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Long-term habitat restoration for salmon within a popular state park Since 2005, the Greenway Trust has worked collaboratively with Washington State Parks to implement more than 60 acres of riparian restoration along the 6,000 feet of Issaquah Creek that passes through Lake Sammamish State Park before emptying out into Lake Sammamish. This has included...

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Adaptive restoration for Pacific Northwest Forests Tackling climate change requires a new toolkit of tactics. That’s why the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is teaming up with local partners at Seattle City Light (SCL), Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), and Northwest Natural Resource Group (NNRG) to trial new habitat restoration methods along Stossel Creek designed...

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Local nonprofits and volunteers teamed up to make the trail safer and more sustainable for its nearly 300,000 annual visitors.  Rattlesnake Ledge, owned and operated by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and one of the most popular hiking trails in the I-90 corridor, reopened in late March 2021 after being closed for nearly a year due to...

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Partnering to show the Teanaway Community Forest some love through volunteer work.  The Teanaway Love Day is an annual volunteer event to complete maintenance and recreation projects in the Teanaway Community Forest.   In 2013, Washington State protected 50,241 acres in the Teanaway River Basin. This land, the Teanaway Community Forest (TCF), is now co-managed...

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A multi-use, stacked-loop, nonmotorized trail system linking the communities of Cle Elum, Roslyn, and Ronald to the Teanaway Community Forest. Located just a latte away from Seattle, the mountain communities of Ronald, Roslyn, and Cle Elum are experiencing a steadily growing stream of visitors seeking connection with the outdoors. Recreational tourism generates $185 million...