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Jun 16 2021

Local Peninsula Support for Wild Olympics Grows as Senate holds Hearing

Local Peninsula Support for Wild Olympics Grows as Senate holds Hearing

Dozens of local CEOs, businesses, and elected officials from multiple sectors of the economy announced their support for the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers Act today as the bill received a positive legislative hearing before the Senate subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. These new supporters add to the long list […]

Apr 5 2021

Positive Media Attention on Wild Olympics Bill as it moves Forward in Congress

Positive Media Attention on Wild Olympics Bill as it moves Forward in Congress

The House of Representatives passed the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 999) on February 26 after being introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer.  The bill is part of a package of public land protection bills called Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (PAW Act). The early passage in the new congressional […]

Feb 26 2021

Wild Olympics Passes House Early in New Congressional Session

Wild Olympics Passes House Early in New Congressional Session

Today, by a bipartisan vote of 227-200, the House of Representatives passed the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 999).  The bill is part of a package of public land protection bills called Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (PAW Act). Introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06), the Wild Olympics and […]

Dec 30 2020

Video: Conservation Chat: Wild Olympics

Video: Conservation Chat: Wild Olympics

In this Conservation Chat, activist and Washington Wild supporter Jaidacyn Madrigal covers the Wild Olympics Campaign, which Washington Wild is a founding member of. This Campaign is working to designate the first new Wilderness areas on Olympic National Forest in 30 years and the region’s first-ever Wild & Scenic River designations!  These natural treasures are […]

Nov 16 2020

Washington Wild Urges Representatives to Continue to Fight for Wild Olympics Bill as it moves through Congress

Washington Wild Urges Representatives to Continue to Fight for Wild Olympics Bill as it moves through Congress

Washington Wild sent letters today to Representatives Adam Smith and Pramila Jayapal urging them to ensure that the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 2642 & S. 1382) remain a part of the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) once it emerges the pending House-Senate Conference Committee.  The letter to Congressman Adam Smith was undersigned by 27 progressive and environmental organizations and […]

Nov 10 2020
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Jul 22 2020

Local Supporters Cheer House Passage of Wild Olympics Bill as part of NDAA

Local Supporters Cheer House Passage of Wild Olympics Bill as part of NDAA

The Wild Olympics Coalition cheered a major bi-partisan vote in Congress yesterday that helped advance important public lands and rivers legislation, including the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act sponsored by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06). The legislation passed with a number of other public land bills as an […]

Jul 20 2020
Apr 20 2020

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: The Wild Olympics

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: The Wild Olympics

From all of us at Washington Wild, we wish you a happy Earth Week! Can you believe it’s been 50 years since the first Earth Day was held across the United States? While the festivities may look very different this year, there are still ways we can celebrate, collaborate, and take action on this important anniversary. Our […]