Dave Reichert to push for Mountains to Sound Greenway federal designation

April 29, 2013

By Contributor

NEW — 5:58 p.m. April 29, 2013

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert will announce legislation Tuesday to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area at the King County Library Service Center.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway, the scenic landscape that stretches from Seattle to central Washington, provides places for nature and wildlife, for outdoor recreation and education, for working forests and farms, and for vibrant urban areas with strong economies, according to a press release from the group.

National Heritage Area designation of the Mountains to Sound Greenway would communicate the national significance of the greenway; preserve a regional heritage of wilderness on the doorstep of cities; empower citizens, businesses, interest groups and government to work together more efficiently; and ensure a strong connection between urban areas and nature, for generations to come.

Citizens are welcome to attend and speak with Reichert as well as other leaders of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area campaign, including former Sen. Slade Gorton, greenway founder and civic leader Jim Ellis, former Gov. Mike Lowry, King County Councilman Reagan Dunn and Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger.

The event will be held at 2 p.m. at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W.

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