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Jun 16 2021

Local Peninsula Support for Wild Olympics Grows as Senate holds Hearing

Local Peninsula Support for Wild Olympics Grows as Senate holds Hearing

Dozens of local CEOs, businesses, and elected officials from multiple sectors of the economy announced their support for the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers Act today as the bill received a positive legislative hearing before the Senate subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. These new supporters add to the long list […]

Jun 15 2021

Conservation Chat Series Brings a Youthful Energy to Washington Wild’s Work 

Posted on Jun 15, 2021 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Conservation Chat Series Brings a Youthful Energy to Washington Wild’s Work 

 You never know where you are going to find inspiration. Jaidacyn Madrigal reached out to express her interest in Washington Wild. After a brief phone call, she left a lasting impression on WA Wild’s Executive Director Tom Uniack.   “Her youthful energy and enthusiasm was contagious,” said Uniack. “Once I saw her videos on her EcoGirl YouTube channel, I knew we had to ask her to help communicate […]

Jun 11 2021

Biden Administration Commits to Reinstate Roadless Protections in the Tongass National Forest

Posted on Jun 11, 2021 in Conservation News, Roadless, WA Wild Blog
Biden Administration Commits to Reinstate Roadless Protections in the Tongass National Forest

It’s a good day for ancient forests. The Biden Administration has committed to restore Roadless protections in the Tongass National Forest.   In October 2019, the Trump administration announced a controversial proposal to eliminate long-standing protections for unlogged old-growth forests within Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposed management plan was an override to the 2001 […]

Jun 7 2021

Wild Profile: Rebecca Albiani & Mitchell Levy, longtime Washington Wild supporters

Wild Profile: Rebecca Albiani & Mitchell Levy, longtime Washington Wild supporters

Rebecca Albiani still remembers the first time visiting Mt. Rainier 25 years ago on a trip to visit her husband Mitchell’s parents. After a day of snowshoeing in Paradise, she was in awe of the spectacular beauty within such close proximity to Seattle. It wasn’t long after that her family moved across the country from […]

Jun 7 2021

Governor Jay Inslee Signs Bill into Law Preventing Seabed Mining

Posted on Jun 7, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

On May 3, Washington became the second state in the country to prohibit seabed mining, providing permanent protection to the marine environment from this destructive practice. Senate Bill 5145 was introduced by Senators Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) and Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island) on January 12 during Washington’s 2021 Legislative session.  “Seabed mining is bad […]

Jun 2 2021

Conservation Voices: It takes an ecosystem – how and why conservation coalitions work 

Conservation Voices: It takes an ecosystem – how and why conservation coalitions work 

By Michelle Connor, President and CEO, Forterra    Recently, Washington Wild’s Executive Director Tom Uniack invited me to offer my response to the not infrequent question we each get from our supporters who are passionate about the Pacific Northwest and about nature, but wonder how to provide resources to support us all: “Why do we need so many environmental groups?”     The missions of […]

Jun 1 2021

Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters Grows to Over 275 Entities

Posted on Jun 1, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters Grows to Over 275 Entities

The month of May brought a groundswell of opposition to a pending mining permit in the Skagit River Headwaters by Imperial Metals Corporation. Local government leaders downstream in Washington cite health, safety, and quality of life as reasons for formalizing their opposition. The headwaters of the Skagit River are located in British Columbia. In May, […]

May 17 2021

Governor Inslee signs the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act into Law

Posted on May 17, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Governor Inslee signs the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act into Law

Today, in a community gathering at the Duwamish Tribe’s Longhouse and Cultural Center, Governor Jay Inslee signed the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act into law. The legislation will put environmental justice at the forefront of the state’s strategic plans, programs, community engagement, and spending decisions. It will also require state agencies to conduct environmental […]

May 10 2021

Wild Profile: Craig Nobly and Lighthouse Roasters

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Craig Nobly and Lighthouse Roasters

Lighthouse Roasters has been producing fine artisan coffees in Seattle since 1993.  They create consistently great coffee in small batches of the freshest premium beans, roasted in their vintage cast-iron roaster each day.  Lighthouse has established a following of coffee lovers through their commitment to treating coffee roasting as a craft.    Washington Wild was able to connect with […]

May 10 2021

Hot Cakes Forest Cake Raises Vital Funds for Wild Lands and Waters

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Hot Cakes Forest Cake Raises Vital Funds for Wild Lands and Waters

Our Earth Month fundraiser with community partner Hot Cakes was a huge success! For the entire month of April, 10% of Forest Cake sales went to Washington Wild.  Sales from this special cake-of-the-month brought in just over $1,000 dollars, with the owners of Hot Cakes contributing a personal match for a total donation of just […]