Thanks to our Leafline members, partners, and community, we’ve made enormous progress on the priorities we set just two years ago.
Collaborators now span the region, and more than 60 organizations have formally pledged support. We’re ready to launch a shared vision for the network. This year, Governor Jay Inslee recognized Leafline Trails among infrastructure priorities, and partners are poised to tap into new federal, state, and local funding. New connections are coming online as Leafline signage and maps make the network more cohesive for users.
2021 Annual Report
2021 made it clear that our efforts are intertwined (just like the network we envision). Now, we’re taking an in-depth look at everything we accomplished together in our 2021 Annual Report:
Hundreds of people around the region contributed to the Coalition’s vision this year—from 40+ leaders who signed Leafline’s letter to Congress, to volunteers mobilizing across our three active working groups, workers who build and maintain trails, 150 summit and policy ride participants, and the constellation of organizations fighting for accessibility, active transportation, and close-to-home outdoor recreation.
Every day your insights, passion, and expertise make Leafline better. In return, we hope the strength of the Coalition makes your effort a little bit easier!
New Connections in the Leafline Trails Network
We want to recognize public partners, community advocates, and funders (including voters!) for making possible the progress we saw this year, spanning:
- Art installation (Centennial Trail, Arlington)
- Construction (Sound to Olympics Sakai Pond Connector Trail, Bainbridge Island)
- Investments in connectivity (Bayview Trail, Marysville)
- Interagency coordination (Tacoma to Puyallup Trail, Tacoma)
- Land acquisition to extend corridors (Centennial Trail, Snohomish County)
- Leveraging private funding (Eastrail, Bellevue & King County)
- Planning (Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park, Kitsap County)
- Trailhead development (Pipeline Trail, Pierce County)
These are just a few examples of ongoing efforts to improve access, user experience, and network connectivity.
Support Leafline Trails Coalition for better trails
Together, we made strides in 2021, yet our work is far from over. As we look ahead to the release of our vision map in 2022 and local organizing around the region, your donations support collaboration for world-class trails across Puget Sound.
Leafline Trails Coalition is a fiscally sponsored project of the Seattle Parks Foundation.