National outdoors program comes to Snoqualmie to spotlight Mountains to Sound Greenway
June 30, 2010
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 6 a.m. June 30, 2010
America’s Great Outdoors Initiative — a national program spearheaded by President Obama — has chosen to highlight the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a success.
The national initiative supports community efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and to reconnect people and the outdoors.
The greenway has been selected for field visit from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday. Greenway leaders — joined by representatives from Cascade Land Conservancy, state Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service and other stakeholders — plan to discuss land acquisition, working farms and forests, recreation and stewardship at Snoqualmie Point Park, 37580 S.E. Winery Road.
The greenway, a greenbelt strung along Interstate 90, stretches from the Seattle waterfront to Central Washington.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to share our past successes and vision for the future,” Doug Schindler, deputy director of Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, said in a news release. “Findings from these sessions will be compiled into a report for the president this fall and be used to develop strategies for the federal government to assist communities with conservation efforts. The greenway blends a rich history of conservation, stewardship and collaboration.”