4Culture is a new model for public support of cultural programs. It combines the resources of the public sector with the flexibility of a non-profit. Through the integration of four program areas, 4Culture stimulates cultural activity and enhances the assets that distinguish our communities as vibrant, unique, and authentic.

Alpine Lakes Protection Society

Volunteer driven organization working hard to protect all parts of the Alpine Lakes region.

American Hiking Society is dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s hiking trails, the natural areas that surround them, and the hiking experience itself.

Association of King County Historical Organizations

Since 1977 AKCHO has been the leading proponent and forum for addressing heritage issues at our local and county levels.

Earth Share of Washington 

Earth Share of Washington is 66 leading environmental organizations that help to protect our environment and quality of life - locally, nationally and internationally. Earth Share of Washington partners with businesses and government agencies to encourage employees to give to the environment at work through payroll giving programs, volunteer projects and involvement in their annual Day in the Park.

Great Northern Railway Historical Society

GNRHS is dedicated to the preservation, study, and history of one of America's greatest railroads, the Great Northern Railway.


Sixty miles Northeast of Seattle, the The Iron Goat Trail (IGT) occupies the upper and lower sections of an abandoned Great Northern Railway grade.  Hikers may travel nine miles through lovely forests of ferns, alders, and evergreens, beginning at the Iron Goat Interpretive Site at Scenic through the Wellington townsite and trailhead.  The IGT is barrier-free from the interpretive site to Martin Creek and from Wellington to Windy Point - a total of nearly six miles.  Hikers enjoy the trail today, thanks to the vision of Volunteers for Outdoor Washington and the USDA Forest Service.

King County Department of Parks and Recreation

The Mountaineers

Northwest outdoor recreation club dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and protection of natural areas.

Mountaineers Foundation

The Mountaineers Foundation promotes the study, protection, and enjoyment of the Pacific Northwest's natural areas.

Mountains to Sound Greenway

Linking Forests, Trails, Wildlife and History along I-90.

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve and transform unused rail corridors into trails that enhance the health of America's environment, economy, neighborhoods and people.

Seattle Networking Guide

The most complete directory of community groups who organize professional, civic, charitable and social events with great networking potential in Seattle.


Seattle Parks and Recreation: The Trails Program

The Trails Program marks the commitment of Seattle Parks and Recreation to address the need for trail maintenance, trail construction, and trail development standards within our 4000+ acres of natural areas. Under the program, we taking an inventory of existing trails and coordinating new trail development. 

Skykomish Historical Society

"Along The Route of the Great Northern Railway."  Click "Collections" and type Sheridan Botts in the search feature.  You will see cool Iron Goat trail photos.

Stevens Pass Greenway

Organization dedicated to the US 2 corridor over Stevens Pass as a scenic byway and to promoting and preserving its unique qualities for many years to come.

USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region 

Check out their page covering Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie trail conditions.

Washington Native Plant Society

WNPS is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitats through study, education, and advocacy.

Washington State Department of Transportation

Check out their page on the new Iron Goat Interpretive Site.

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office

RCO administers several grant programs for recreation and habitat conservation purposes throughout Washington State.


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