Bill to Rename Olympic Park Wilderness after Daniel J. Evans Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk
Today, the U.S. House passed legislation that would rename the Wilderness area within Olympic National Park as the “Daniel J. Evans Wilderness.” Former U.S. Senator and Washington Governor Evans led efforts to designate much of Olympic National Park as Wilderness in 1988. The legislation passed the Senate in July and now moves to President Obama’s desk for his signature.
Earlier this year, Evans received Washington Wild’s 2016 Conservation Voices Award for his leadership and efforts to designate millions of acres of Wilderness in Washington State. In Washington Wild’s fall newsletter, Governor Evans provided a guest column, Protecting Washington’s Wilderness Legacy, in which he recounts in his own words highlights of a half century of protecting wild lands and waters in Washington State.
Read the Seattle PI Article, New Olympic wilderness honors former state GOP lawmaker here.
Dan Evans was presented with the Washington Wild Conservation Voices Award from Former Board President, Roger Mellem – Fall 2016. Photo by AJ Paul Photography