posted on July 14, 2013 17:50
Many of us live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest because we can go on a hike, bike ride or paddle, just minutes from our homes. Nature on our doorstep remains in the Issaquah Alps and throughout the entire Mountains to Sound Greenway, which is why we are asking Congress to officially recognize this special place as a National Heritage Area.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is leading a bipartisan campaign to ask the U.S. Congress to designate the 1.5 million-acre Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area. Congressman Dave Reichert introduced H.R. 1785 in the House with co-sponsors Adam Smith and Jim McDermott, and we hope to see a similar bill in the Senate in the near future.
Passage of this legislation would put the Greenway officially on the map, as well as enable cooperative action and efficiencies among public land managers, without affecting land ownership or private property rights.
Please voice your support of this important initiative! Sign an online petition at greenwayheritage.org