Mountains to Sound Greenway celebrates Earth Day

April 13, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 10 a.m. April 13, 2011

Earth Day is more than April 22 for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. Instead, the organization plans a 10-day event for annual eco observance.

The organization is seeking volunteers for restoration projects in Issaquah, Mercer Island and North Bend. Projects in Issaquah include invasive-plant removal along Issaquah Creek.

(Earth Day is observed April 22.)

Earth Week is also a lead-in to the greenway’s 20th anniversary. Established in 1990 after hikers marched from Snoqualmie Pass to Seattle, the greenbelt stretches along Interstate 90 from the Emerald City to Central Washington.

The organization plans to re-create the march as part of the anniversary celebration. Participants plan to hike and ride bike for the nine-day trek or sign on for a single day. The organization plans to offer free community events in the evenings along the route.

In addition, Mountains to Sound Greenway Summer is scheduled to include anniversary-themed heritage events along in locations throughout the greenway. Celebrants can also mark the anniversary through a photo contest.

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