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Apr 14 2021

Governor Inslee Signs Bill into Law to Honor Billy Frank Jr. with Statue in Nation’s Capitol

Posted on Apr 14, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Governor Inslee Signs Bill into Law to Honor Billy Frank Jr. with Statue in Nation’s Capitol

Standing steps from the Nisqually River where Billy Frank Jr. fished, Governor Jay Inslee, signed a bill into law to honor the late Nisqually Tribal member with a statue in our nation’s capitol. Of the momentous event, Frank’s son, Willie Frank III, said: “This isn’t just about our tribes in the state of Washington, this […]

Apr 13 2021

City of Anacortes Opposes Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Posted on Apr 13, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
City of Anacortes Opposes Mining in Skagit Headwaters

The City of Anacortes is the latest entity to oppose mining in the “Donut Hole” of the Skagit Headwaters in British Columbia, joining a growing international coalition of over 200.  On April 12, the Anacortes City Council passed a resolution and sent a letter to BC provincial officials formally opposing the proposed expansion of mining […]

Apr 9 2021

Big Time Brewery Raises over $2,500 for Washington Wild Brewshed Alliance with Upstream IPA

Posted on Apr 9, 2021 in Brewshed, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Big Time Brewery Raises over $2,500 for Washington Wild Brewshed Alliance with Upstream IPA

Big thanks to Big Time Brewery for raising important funds for wildlands and waterway protections in Washington state. Our collaboration beer, Upstream IPA, brought in over $2,500 to advance Washington Wild’s mission of protecting and restoring wildlands and waters through advocacy, education, and civic engagement.   Upstream IPA brought attention to the interconnected reality of our […]

Apr 6 2021
Apr 6 2021

Bill to Honor Billy Frank Jr. with Statue in U.S. Capitol passes the Washington State Legislature

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Bill to Honor Billy Frank Jr. with Statue in U.S. Capitol passes the Washington State Legislature

A bill to honor the late Billy Frank Jr. with a statue at the U.S. capitol cleared the senate with a bi-partisan vote of 44-5 and is now headed to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for his signature. Last month, the House approved the measure, which seeks to replace Washington’s Marcus Whitman statue in the National […]

Apr 5 2021
Apr 5 2021

Positive Media Attention on Wild Olympics Bill as it moves Forward in Congress

Positive Media Attention on Wild Olympics Bill as it moves Forward in Congress

The House of Representatives passed the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 999) on February 26 after being introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer.  The bill is part of a package of public land protection bills called Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (PAW Act). The early passage in the new congressional […]

Apr 1 2021

Hot Cakes Forest Cake Benefits Washington Wild all April in Celebration of Earth Month

Posted on Apr 1, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Hot Cakes Forest Cake Benefits Washington Wild all April in Celebration of Earth Month

Forest and chocolate lovers, we have a sweet treat for you! In celebration of Earth Month (yes, month!), our friends at Hot Cakes are donating 10% of Forest Cake sales to Washington Wild. A Douglas fir ganache is piped into the center of this dark chocolate cake, paired with a dry-burned caramel, vanilla ice cream, […]

Apr 1 2021

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Calling for the Legacy Roads and Trails Program to be Reinstated

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Calling for the Legacy Roads and Trails Program to be Reinstated

Today, Washington Wild sent a letter undersigned by 101 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations, elected officials, and local businesses to Senator Patty Murray urging that the U.S. Forest Service’s Legacy Roads and Trails program be reinstated. The Legacy Roads and Trails program is a national program that has benefitted visitors to national forests and improved […]

Mar 22 2021

Washington Wild Signs onto Letter urging Congress Members to Cosponsor the Arctic Refuge Protection Act

Posted on Mar 22, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Signs onto Letter urging Congress Members to Cosponsor the Arctic Refuge Protection Act

Washington Wild joined 210 organizations urging Congress members to cosponsor the Arctic Refuge Protection Act (S.282/H.R. 815). This critical legislation would restore essential protections for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and safeguard the subsistence rights of Arctic Indigenous peoples. 70% of Americans oppose oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, one […]