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May 10 2021

A collaboration is Brewing with new Brewshed® Alliance Member Fair Isle Brewing!

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Brewshed, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
A collaboration is Brewing with new Brewshed® Alliance Member Fair Isle Brewing!

The days are getting longer, vaccine roll-out is happening, and a fresh beer is brewing with one of our newest Brewshed® Alliance members: Fair Isle Brewing!  The brewing and conservation communities have a shared interest in protecting our waterways. Right now, one of our state’s most beloved and vital waterways is facing a mining threat: the […]

May 5 2021

Local Skagit County Governments and Tribes Join Growing Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Posted on May 5, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Local Skagit County Governments and Tribes Join Growing Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Opposition to Imperial Metals mining permit grows to more than 250, led by downstream stakeholders in Washington State concerned about impacts to drinking water, irrigation, salmon habitat, and orca whale recovery. Today, six local governments in Skagit County, Washington joined an international coalition of more than 250 conservation, recreation, and wild wildlife groups, as well […]

Apr 26 2021

Bipartisan Legacy Roads and Trails Bill Introduced to Improve Forest Roads and Protect Waterways

Bipartisan Legacy Roads and Trails Bill Introduced to Improve Forest Roads and Protect Waterways

On April 22, in honor of Earth Day, U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Mike Simpson (ID-02), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced the bipartisan Legacy Roads and Trails (LRT) Act. The bill leverages public and private funding to address water quality and access for threatened and endangered species like the Chinook salmon, bull trout, and steelhead.  The LRT program was first […]

Apr 22 2021

Virtual Happy Hour Recap: Working Together for a Greener Washington

Posted on Apr 22, 2021 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Virtual Happy Hour Recap: Working Together for a Greener Washington

In this special Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour, we talked with community partners from Lighthouse Roasters, Big Time Brewery, and Hot Cakes about recent collaborations.    As a small conservation organization, our community partners provide incredible support and impact as we work to protect Washington’s wild lands and waters.   Whether they are signing onto […]

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