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May 13 2019

Wild Profile: Norm Winn

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Norm Winn

Norm Winn Former Board Member/Founding Member of the Legacy Society We could not publish our 40th Anniversary newsletter without mentioning Norman Winn. A now-retired environmentalist, attorney, and enthusiastic mountain climber, Norm and his late-wife, Karyl, moved to Seattle in 1967 in pursuit of high alpine outdoor adventures among the rugged peaks of Washington State. In his words, “I moved to Washington to mountain climb.” In the years following their […]

May 13 2019

Wild Profile: Leilani Balais

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Leilani Balais

Leilani Balais Washington Wild Volunteer Leilani grew up on the West Coast and later went on to study psychology at Pacific Lutheran University, graduating in 1999. Today she works for Tacoma Arts Live, managing community relations and the organization’s event booking software and rental facilities with their Operations department.  After moving to Washington in 1989, Leilani’s […]

Mar 30 2019

Living the Legacy of Billy Frank, Jr.

Posted on Mar 30, 2019 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Living the Legacy of Billy Frank, Jr.

By Steve Robinson   “I don’t believe in magic. I believe in the sun and the stars, the water, the tides, the floods, the owls, the hawks flying, the river running, the wind talking. They’re measurements. They tell us how healthy things are. How healthy we are. Because we and they are the same. That’s what […]

Nov 26 2018

Wild Profile: Ronni McGlenn

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Ronni McGlenn

Ronni McGlenn  Founder, Washington Outdoor Women  “I remember that growing up in the 50’s was magical,” said McGlenn, a Northwest native. “There were no cell phones or computer screens. The outdoors invited freedom and adventure and its own kind of learning – it was the best! ” Encouragement and coaching from three older brothers and a supportive mother instilled a love and […]

Nov 26 2018

Wild Profile: Raymond Kwan and Barry Chan

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Raymond Kwan and Barry Chan

Raymond Kwan and Barry Chan  Co-Founders of Lucky Envelope Brewing  Raymond Kwan and Barry Chan are Co-Founders of Lucky Envelope Brewing, a Ballard neighborhood brewery, and Washington Wild Brewshed® Alliance partner. This year they were presented with the 2018 Brewshed Award at Wild Night Out to honor their exceptional commitment to protecting wild lands and waters in Washington.   Lucky Envelope Brewery […]

Oct 24 2018

Together, for our public lands

Posted on Oct 24, 2018 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Together, for our public lands

By Tom Uniack, Executive Director of Washington Wild As we enter the final stretch of 2018, I am reminded of the profound legacy that traditions provide to the next generation. From the passing of family recipes to the changing of the leaves, the season of traditions is upon us. Each day I come to work, […]

Oct 3 2018

Our Wild Heritage

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Our Wild Heritage

By Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General  I was a little nervous about taking my 10-year-old twins on the “Save Our Coast” hike this summer. Jack and Katie are experienced hikers for their young age, but a 20-plus mile, three-day hike along Washington’s rugged, untamed coastline is a challenge for even experienced backpackers.  The “Save […]

May 29 2018

Filter Your Water Like A Forest

Posted on May 29, 2018 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Filter Your Water Like A Forest

By Travis Merrigan, Co-Founder of GRAYL Water has always been an inspiration to me.  Water has shaped our landscapes and civilizations. Rivers carve our mountains and feed our agriculture.  Consider this: there’s never been lasting human settlement in all of human history that wasn’t located beside a river. Clean water is a basic human need […]

May 8 2018

Wild Profile: Kristen Proctor

Posted on May 8, 2018 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Kristen Proctor

Kristen Proctor  Washington Wild Volunteer  Growing up in the Everett Area, hiking and camping in Washington have always been a part of Kristen’s life. These experiences led her to continue to be an advocate for nature and public lands as she grew up. This is one of the reasons why Kristen chose to work closely […]

May 8 2018

Wild Profile: Teri Howe

Posted on May 8, 2018 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Teri Howe

Teri Howe Washington Wild Member Teri has been an all–star Washington Wild member since 2008. Over the past ten years, she has been a regular participant at our Wild Night Out annual dinner and auction. She spent her childhood growing up between both the Los Angeles and Houston metropolitan areas until she moved to the Skagit Valley at age […]