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21 | Aug | '15
Bryan Rivard
Do you like us?  Have criticism for us? Wish you could just make a few suggestions? You’re in luck, because from now until September 14th, Evergreen is collecting feedback with its 2015 Community Survey to see what you think, what you like, and what improvement opportunities you see in our future.

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12 | Aug | '15
Bryan Rivard
We knew Evergreen members were awesome—we just didn’t account for how awesome. Thanks to you, the fundraiser for our new excavator is going amazingly well.  We’ve raised $18,000, plus an additional $3000 from Project 529 Legion for Title Sponsorship! So what does that mean for our $20k goal? More than you think.

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04 | Aug | '15
Bryan Rivard
Evergreen is searching for a new Executive Director to help continue with our groundbreaking work across the state.  

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01 | Aug | '15
Bryan Rivard
What better way is there to beat the heat than by riding up a volcano? Probably many (like whitewater rafting: your member deal below), but none with the unique terrain, challenging climbs, or wild sense of remoteness you’ll get on this month’s epic trail highlight: The Plains of Abraham.

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30 | Jul | '15
Bryan Rivard
Mountain biking is about adaptability; as riders we embrace changes in weather, light conditions, and terrain. On some days we’re served up miles of hero dirt—on others, swamped trails send us on to new routes. We understand that part of outdoor recreation is the varying conditions—and that’s part of the fun.

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29 | Jul | '15
Bryan Rivard
The North Face has announced Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance as a winner of the 2015 Explore Fund grant for our Youth Education Program!

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27 | Jul | '15
Bryan Rivard
Last week, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance partnered with Friends of Cheasty Greenspace to take part in an exciting project through the City of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department.  The project aimed to connect diverse, underserved youth to nature by engaging them in a six-week summer employment program. Focused on urban forest restoration and community leadership development, the project selected 10 teenage applicants from the area to take part through the Rainier Vista Environmental Leadership Institute.  

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22 | Jul | '15
Bryan Rivard
I've had the privilege of serving as the Executive Director of Evergreen for 5 1/2 years now.  During that time it has been incredible to see what our staff, volunteers, and community have accomplished: new riding opportunities around the state; exponential stewardship growth through volunteer trail work; a rider education program with volunteer instructors that is second to none; and recognition and respect as partners by land managers around the state.    

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21 | Jul | '15
Bryan Rivard
What could you do in 5 years?  In 1931 the Bureau of Reclamation spent 5 years building the Hoover Dam.  Evergreen hasn’t had its eye on building a dam, but we did see a state in need of more— and better--mountain biking.  So we’ve spent the past 5 years delivering great new trails and developing a highly effective advocacy program.   This past legislative session Evergreen put itself to the biggest test yet—getting legislative funding for critical trail projects—and we were successful beyond our wildest expectations.  The result marks a breakout event for Washington mountain biking with over 60 miles of new trail (that's 4 Tiger mountains!) funded. We’d call that 5 years well spent.

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