Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is a unique geographic corridor made up of connected ecosystems and communities spanning 1.5-million-acres from Seattle to Ellensburg. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (MTS) is a coalition-based organization that leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance this special landscape, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. This space is where I recreate. It is Seattle’s backyard playground. It feels vital to protect and so the work feels important to take part in.

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Along with Carkeek Studios, we designed and developed a full-featured site for Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust with a custom WordPress theme and functionality aimed at saving the organization time and helping users connect with this region. In addition to being highly functional, the site is also manages a lot of content. Pages need to be highly readable and offer up real estate for serving up related content.

Project Details

This feature-rich site has a high degree of interactivity. MTS hosts volunteer events throughout the year and website visitors need to be able to register online. Volunteer events are generated in SalesForce and pushed to the site on a regular interval. Volunteers can register for events on the site and data is pushed to Salesforce and back to the site so that registration closes when all of the slots are filled. The interactive map showcases places to visit in the Greenway, including hikes, bike trails, farmers markets, heritage locations, and more. Map objects are managed in a spreadsheet edited by several contributors and then pulled into the site to generate the Greenway Map. The events calendar helps to filter and search hundreds of things to see and do year-round.

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Developed by: Carkeek Studios

Functional Requirements

  • Custom WordPress theme
  • Responsive web pages
  • Ecommerce/payment processing for single and recurring donations
  • Event registration
  • Salesforce integration
  • Mailchimp newsletter sign-up form
  • Interactive map with filters that automatically pulls JSON data
  • Blog
  • Administration screen that allows for easy in-house updates

The 2018 annual report was designed for both professionally printing and for digital distribution. The print version measures 5.5 x 8.5″ which is a cost saving sized booklet. I also designed the web version of the annual report alongside Carkeek Studios who handled the development. The web based version was integrated into the custom WordPress theme so that staff could repurpose the template for the next years annual report.

I designed a set of email newsletters to support different subscriber lists for topics like volunteering and program areas. I assembled the final templates in MailChimp so that staff could create new emails that all have a consistent look and feel. View this email online.

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