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May 29 2018

Filter Your Water Like A Forest

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 16 2017

Defending Our Public Lands

Defending Our Public Lands

By Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) President Theodore Roosevelt told us, “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next […]

Dec 6 2016

Protecting Washington’s Wilderness Legacy

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Protecting Washington’s Wilderness Legacy

By Daniel J. Evans, Former WA Governor and U.S. Senator Tucked in the Northwest corner of the continental United States, Washington State is often forgotten by the rest of the […]

Jun 1 2016

An Outdoor Life Well Lived

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
An Outdoor Life Well Lived

By Marc Berejka, Director of Government & Community Affairs at REI Two young fish say “hello” as they swim past an older one.  Smiling, the older one says, “the water […]

Oct 1 2015

Finding Common Ground

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Finding Common Ground

By Dan Rankin, Mayor of Darrington The town of Darrington is in my soul. My grandfather settled in the valley in 1920. My father was raised skiing and hiking the […]