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May 12 2022

Wild Profile: Colin Lenfesty of Holy Mountain

Wild Profile: Colin Lenfesty of Holy Mountain

Colin Lenfesty, Founder and Head Brewer, Holy Mountain Brewing Company As a brewer and an angler, I spend a lot of time thinking about water. What minerals can be added or reduced to support a perfect foundation for the hops of an IPA? I think about the source of the water (in our case, the […]

May 10 2022

Wild Profile: Silver City Brewery

Posted on May 10, 2022 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Silver City Brewery

Brewshed® Alliance Member  Sitting in Silver City Brewery’s Bremerton Taproom on a Friday afternoon, there is an immediate sense of community. It’s clear that almost everyone is a regular as the staff greet folks by name.  This sense of community expands beyond the Kitsap Peninsula, where Silver City has two locations — the Bremerton Taproom […]

Nov 25 2021

Wild Profile: Gro Buer and Bruce Williams

Posted on Nov 25, 2021 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Gro Buer and Bruce Williams

20-year supporters of Washington Wild Bruce Williams was born in Seattle and has checked pretty much every adventure box you can think of. As a kid, his family, sailed, hiked, skied and backpacked all over the state. As their passion for the outdoors grew, so did their appetite for adventure, culminating with all four teenagers […]

Nov 25 2021

Wild Profile: Caramia and Kevin Murry, Owners of Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

Posted on Nov 25, 2021 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Caramia and Kevin Murry, Owners of Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

While both Caramia and Kevin Murry of Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery were not born here, they consider themselves Washingtonians. At one year old, Kevin arrived in Washington from Massachusetts and grew up on the coast. Caramia moved here with her parents at the age of 5 from California, noting that her stepfather grew up […]

Nov 25 2021

Conservation Voices: The Skagit: A River that Connects Us All

Posted on Nov 25, 2021 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Conservation Voices: The Skagit: A River that Connects Us All

By Tom Wooten, Samish Indian Nation Chairman. The Skagit River of Northwest Washington State has always been about connections. The river connects the mountains of the North Cascades to the Salish Sea. Since time immemorial it has connected Indigenous Peoples to trade routes and carried salmon to both the saltwater and freshwater environments in the […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

Dec 31 2020

Conservation Voices: Healthy Public Lands for Healthy Families

Posted on Dec 31, 2020 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Conservation Voices: Healthy Public Lands for Healthy Families

By Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D.  My family treasures the time we spend together hiking and fishing in the Great Outdoors. I am honored to represent the 8th Congressional District which includes the I-90 corridor, Mountains to Sound Greenway, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Mt. Rainier National Park, and many of the most popular and accessible trails in the […]