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Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Last updated on March 26, 2014

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Stretching 100 miles along Interstate 90 from the small town of Thorp in Central Washington to the Seattle waterfront, the Mountains to Sound Greenway is a "Wilderness on the Metro," a place to walk or bike or picnic, to quickly get outside and explore the beauty of the Northwest. The mission of the Greenway Trust is to protect and enhance scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, historic communities and healthy economies in a multi-purpose Greenway along Interstate 90 from the shores of Puget Sound over the Cascade Mountains to the Kittitas Valley foothills in Washington State. Help make this human and natural heritage visible and accessible to all people.

Description:
The Greenway Trust supports communities and public agencies in acquiring open space lands for permanent protection, works to connect a regional Greenway Trail system, and involves people of all ages in environmental restoration and stewardship of public open spaces. The Greenway Trust also provides a forum where diverse public and private interests can work toward practical solutions to balance conservation with economic prosperity

History:
In 1990 a concerned group of citizens marched from Snoqualmie Pass to the Seattle waterfront to publicize the need to save some of the nearby forests and open spaces just outside of the growing city. From that group of activists, the nonprofit Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust was formed and began building a Board of Directors that is now a coalition of 68 people. The Board includes major land owners and managers along Interstate 90, foresters, business representatives, recreation groups, environmentalists, community activists, elected leaders and government agencies.

Contact person: Jema Hayes, Volunteer Coordinator, (email)

Address:

 911 Western Ave, Suite 523
Seattle, WA 98104
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.mtsgreenway.org

Directions:

 Volunteer stewardship projects take place along the I-90 corridor, usually between Bellevue and North Bend. Most volunteers can drive to the sites in 20-45 minutes.
  Nearest Bus Stop: NA, NA minute walk

Miscellaneous Information

Does your organization welcome court-ordered community service volunteers?
Yes
Does your organization have volunteer positions for youth 12-18?
Yes
Last updated on March 26, 2014

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Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust 4 Overall Experience    Experience rating
It was totally awesome! I found friends, had great food, and occupied myself with great doings!

 We did trail maintenance, making drainways and getting rid of duff, we did quite a bit of trail, I don't remember how many miles, I believe it was 1.5 miles or so? But we got 42 hours just for this week and in the end there was a volunteer awards party-at the end of the summer. They worked us hard during the day doing the trail work, but we learned many things, had lots of fun, got to go swimming and backpacking too. This is a great deal for free. I recomend it to anyone and everyone, the people doing this stuff ROCK.
posted by anominus on November 20, 2004
 
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