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Dec 7 2020

Bale Breaker Brewshed IPA Raises Important Funds for Washington Wild

Posted on Dec 7, 2020 in Brewshed, Conservation News
Bale Breaker Brewshed IPA Raises Important Funds for Washington Wild

For the 2nd year in a row, Brewshed IPA — a collaboration beer between Bale Breaker Brewing Company and Washington Wild — helped raise important funds for wildlands and waterway protection in our great state. The 2020 limited edition can, which was sold in PCC markets and at Bale Breaker’s taproom, brought in $2,500 to […]

Dec 6 2020

Arctic Refuge Turns 60! Bank of America Says It Won’t Finance Oil and Gas Exploration

Posted on Dec 6, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

Today, we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  The Refuge has been under threat of drilling by the current administration, but we recently received a major win in the fight to protect this biodiversity-rich region. After facing opposition from environmentalists, Bank of America has publicly pledged to not […]

Sep 25 2020
Sep 23 2020

Washington Wild Signs-on to Letter Opposing Drilling in Arctic Refuge

Posted on Sep 23, 2020 in Conservation News, Uncategorized
Washington Wild Signs-on to Letter Opposing Drilling in Arctic Refuge

Washington Wild joined 250 organizations to implore Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Hilcorp to not pursue fossil fuel development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; to withhold from bidding on any lease parcels that are offered in the Arctic Refuge in response to the 2017 Tax Act; and to make a public statement in opposition to […]

Sep 18 2020

Skykomish Ranger District Moves Forward with Blanca Lake/Heybrook Ridge Trail Improvements

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in Conservation News, Uncategorized, WA Wild Blog

Earlier this month, the Skykomish Ranger District issued two memos moving forward with the Blanca Lake Trail maintenance and the construction of the Heybrook Ridge Connecting Trail after Washington Wild submitted comments.  This is great news as these improvements will make these areas more accessible and sustainable. On August 31st, Washington Wild submitted a letter […]

Sep 14 2020

WA Wild Submits Letter Supporting Blanca Lake/Heybrook Ridge Improvements

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
WA Wild Submits Letter Supporting Blanca Lake/Heybrook Ridge Improvements

On August 31st, Washington Wild submitted a letter to Skykomish Ranger District with 19 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations strongly support the Blanca Lake Trail relocation and the construction of the Heybrook Ridge Connecting Trail. Both of these projects would maintain and enhance recreational access for residents of Index, Gold Bar, and Skykomish as well […]

Aug 29 2020

Virtual Happy Hour: Celebrate the Great American Outdoors Act

Posted on Aug 29, 2020 in Conservation News
Virtual Happy Hour: Celebrate the Great American Outdoors Act

This week, we were joined by our partners from Fremont Brewing Company, Northwest Regional Director, National Parks Conservation Association, and Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition to celebrate the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. GAOA is a big victory for Washington public lands, conservation, and wildlife. This legislation funds national parks maintenance backlogs and […]

Jul 22 2020

Local Supporters Cheer House Passage of Wild Olympics Bill as part of NDAA

Local Supporters Cheer House Passage of Wild Olympics Bill as part of NDAA

The Wild Olympics Coalition cheered a major bi-partisan vote in Congress yesterday that helped advance important public lands and rivers legislation, including the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act sponsored by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06). The legislation passed with a number of other public land bills as an […]

Jun 26 2020

Legacy Roads and Trails Added to Moving Forward Act in Congress

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

This week, the U.S House of Representatives introduced the Moving Forward Act, a bill designed to improve green infrastructure and reduce climate impacts. The Moving Forward Act includes legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier (WA-08) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06), who have played an important leadership role on this issue. This much-needed program will address […]