Greenway Designated as a “National Heritage Area”

We few, we happy few, we band of IATC hikers set out on that first Mountains to Sound March twenty-nine years ago, armed with nothing more than a vision of what the Greenway could be.   That vision, sparked by the little-club-that-could, soon blossomed into the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and now the vision is further validated by the designation of the Greenway as a “National Heritage Area,” the first NHA in the northwest.

This didn’t happen by accident.  It happened because someone had a vision for the Greenway 29 years ago, and that someone took action and set the wheels in motion.  That someone was Jack Hornung, a leader in the Issaquah Alps Trails Club, and in spite of the naysayers, organized that first march, and the rest is history.

Jack is no longer with us, but we thank him for his vision, which has blossomed.

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Tom Anderson