June 3, 2015
A coalition of outdoor recreation groups has collected more than 3,000 signatures calling on Congress to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area.
The signatures were collected between April 15 and May 15 and support formally recognizing the 1.5 million-acre outdoor area connecting Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area.
May 14, 2013
A newly announced bipartisan bill that would designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust as a National Heritage Area might have a bumpy road to climb.
U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert held a press conference April 30 to announce his co-signage and support for House Bill 1785, which he introduced April 26. The bill, if passed, would give the title of National Heritage Area to the 1.5 million acres of land that stretches from the Yakima Basin to the Puget Sound.
“There is no other heritage designation in the state of Washington. This would be the first,” he said to a crowded room of leaders and greenway supporters at the King County Library Service Center in Issaquah. “I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to put my name on this legislation.”