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Yakima’s Greenway is Great!

Caption: A walker enjoys the Yakima Greenway scenery. Article and photos by Greg Johnson, travel writer The Yakima Greenway in Yakima, Washington features a 10-mile paved pathway, parks, fishing lakes, picnic areas, playgrounds and natural areas. Visitors enjoy the opportunity to take a short—or long—hike along the serene Yakima River. Sights along the way include […]

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Dazzling Cascade Loop Scenic Highway

Photo: Beautiful Lake Chelan. Washington’s 440-mile Cascade Loop Scenic Highway  begins and ends along Puget Sound. It travels by marinas, museums, Snohomish River Falley, Stevens Pass Greenway, the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Columbia River and Whidbey Island. You should allow at least five days to complete the loop, which starts with the urban port city […]

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Washington’s premier drive: Chinook Scenic Byway

Photo caption: Picturesque Lake Tipsoo. The Chinook Scenic Byway in Washington is recognized as the premier driving tour in Washington State. The Chinook Scenic Byway travels through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park. Major highlights 1. Skookum Falls and Snoquera Falls – Take the Skookum Flats trail off Huckleberry Creek Road. […]

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Washington state: what’s open, what’s closed

Photo caption: Mt. Rainier ranger station. Visitors and Washington State residents continue to be encouraged to enjoy nature and outdoor recreation close to home while the “stay-home” order is still in effect through May 31. Everyone is encouraged to follow the CDC recommended guidelines regarding hygiene and social distancing. Campgrounds, playgrounds, picnic areas, and restrooms […]

Leafhopper insects on plant
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Safely Manage Insect Pests in Your Gardens

Photo caption:  Lightweight horticulture oil can be applied to garden plants during the growing season to manage insects like these leafhoppers.  Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers You plant and tend your garden hoping to enjoy a bountiful harvest and beautiful blooms. Despite proper planning and planting, insects can move in and […]