Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Designation


Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Designation
Mountains to Sound Greenway
Proposed National Heritage Area
- For the Future of the Greenway -
The Greenway Trust is leading a bipartisan campaign to have the U.S. Congress designate the
Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area. Twenty years of conservation have
protected the natural heritage of the Greenway. From Ellensburg to Seattle, the Greenway
encompasses spectacular public lands, productive working farms and forests, endless
opportunities for outdoor recreation, and vibrant communities with strong economies.
Now is the time to conserve this special place for future generations. A National Heritage Area
designation provides the recognition and resources needed to increase the visibility of the
Greenway and maintain our shared heritage for future generations.
A National Heritage Area Designation will:
• Celebrate and interpret the rich history and natural
heritage that makes this a unique place in the nation.
• Increase the visibility of the communities in the
Greenway through an enhanced sense of place and
• Enhance funding opportunities through private and
public partnerships.
• Enable agencies to share staff, such as a wildlife
biologist or conservation corps crews.
• Encourage interagency collaboration on trails with
multiple land owners for maintenance and signage.
• Create a branding campaign for the Greenway to
increase tourism.
• Allow ecological restoration across multiple
jurisdictions, property owners, and watersheds.
• Sign the petition at
• Submit a support letter at
• Contact your elected
officials and ask them to
pass National Heritage Area
legislation for the Mountains
to Sound Greenway:
U.S. Representatives Dave
Reichert, Adam Smith, Suzan
DelBene, and Jim McDermott,
and U.S. Senators Maria
Cantwell and Patty Murray.