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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 […]

Dec 11 2017

Preserving the Magic of the Pacific Northwest

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Preserving the Magic of the Pacific Northwest

By Jim Whittaker, 1st American to Summit Mt. Everest and former CEO of REI Washington State’s public lands are a legacy worth protecting. I should know as someone who grew up in West Seattle and graduated from Seattle University before taking the opportunity to explore the world. I have looked down from the top of […]

Dec 10 2017

Wild Profile: Bob Brenlin

Posted on Dec 10, 2017 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Bob Brenlin

Thanks to his exceptional commitment to protecting Washington’s wild lands and watersheds, Bob Brenlin was presented with the 2017 Brewshed® Award at last year’s Wild Night Out.  A Washington Wild Brewshed Alliance partner since 2014, Bob has found creative ways to bring awareness to public land issues and develop fundraisers to support Washington Wild’s conservation […]

Dec 10 2017

Wild Profile: Brad Meissner

Posted on Dec 10, 2017 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Brad Meissner

Seattle-area attorney Brad Meissner recently wrapped up seven years on Washington Wild’s Board of Directors.  Brad, a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, grew up hiking and backpacking on the uncrowded trails of Central Montana’s “island” mountain ranges.  “In rural Montana, we had wilderness-quality lands close to home, and it wasn’t uncommon to hike all day without seeing […]