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We’ve gathered 40 activist voices to help us celebrate our 40th year – Please browse the quotes and video clips below. And don’t forget to donate to keep us going strong for 40 more years.

Nature and Cultural Photographer and Honorary Board Chair

Art Wolfe

“With the increasing uncertainty regarding future attempts to weaken and undercut public land protections, I stand behind Washington Wild’s tireless efforts to defend our state’s wild lands and waters.”

Former CEO of REI and 1st American to summit Mt. Everest

Jim Whittaker

“For 40 years, Washington Wild has worked tirelessly building diverse coalitions to protect the wild places that make Washington State such a special place. In all my travels, I always look forward to returning home to the snow-capped peaks, salmon streams and ancient forests of y youth.”

Swinomish Tribe Chair

Brian Cladoosby

“When the Swinomish Tribe partnered with Washington Wild, we knew it was going to be a good fit to oppose this mining in the headwaters of the Skagit River which is the only one in the lower 48 that still has every species of wild salmon.”

CEO, Alaska Airlines

Brad Tilden

“Washington Wild led a small band of conservation and recreation groups tio build strong local support for the Alpine Lakes additions through old-fashioned listening and enaggement. Recent reasearch has confirmed what Washington business owners have known for some time; that quality of life issues like access to wild lands and waters are key to attracting top talent to our region.”

Former President, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Maud Daudon

“Washington Wild’s efforts are critical to sustaining the quality of life that makes the Puget Sound such an incredible place to live, work and play. Protecting accessible wild lands and waters is a key component to attracting top talent and corresponding economic growth”

Icicle Brewing Company

Pam Brulotte

” You must have good quality water to make good quality beer. We work hard to keep our rivers clean and pure. Working with Washington Wild helps us expand that throughout the state to keep our natural resources pure.”

Washington Wild Member

Tracy Stradness

“Our wild spaces are under attack as never before, and protecting these treasures is like guarding our heart. I support Washington Wild because I know my donations are used right here in our backyard by passionate advocates who work tirelessly to preserve our wild places.”

Senator (D-WA)

Patty Murray

“It’s not easy to pass legislation. You have to bring a whole coalition of people together to get the kind of energy to get legislation through Congress. That’s what Washington Wild does uniquely and very well.”