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Oct 19 2016

Sequim Gazette recognizes volunteer activist and Olympic Peninsula Resident, Bob Lynette

Sequim Gazette recognizes volunteer activist and Olympic Peninsula Resident, Bob Lynette

On October 19, 2016 a local Olympic Peninsula media outlet, Sequim Gazette, recognized volunteer Activist Bob Lynette by publishing this article, Milestone: Lynette gains Washington Wild conservation award.  Bob was recently presented with the Karen M. Fant Founders Award at Washington Wild’s annual fundraiser, Wild Night Out, this past September.  The media outlet also recognized […]

Sep 23 2016

Washington State Offers Alternative to Mountain Bike – Wilderness Debate

Washington State Offers Alternative to Mountain Bike – Wilderness Debate

Several local newspapers including the Bellingham Herald, Tacoma News Tribune and The Olympian reported on a national push to support controversial legislation to amend the 1964 Wilderness Act to allow mountain biking within designated Wilderness Areas. However, in Washington State, Washington Wild has helped lead an alternative common ground approach to both preserve mountain bike access and […]

Jun 30 2016

Destination Wild Olympics Recreation Map Released

Destination Wild Olympics Recreation Map Released

The Wild Olympics Campaign, outdoor recreation groups, REI, and Patagonia unveiled a new “ Destination Wild Olympics ” MAP, highlighting some of the great recreation places in the Wild Olympics proposal. The map was designed with extensive input from local Olympic Peninsula business owners, economic development leaders and local elected officials, who announced their support […]

Apr 21 2016

Wild Olympics Receives First Congressional Hearing

Wild Olympics Receives First Congressional Hearing

The Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Protection Act was the subject of its first congressional hearing by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. In advance of the hearing, the Wild Olympics Campaign announced and additional 100 elected officials, local businesses and other stakeholder endorsements for the legislation bringing the total to […]

Jun 4 2015

Coalition Cheers Wilderness Act

Coalition Cheers Wilderness Act

The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered the introduction of the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer to permanently protect more than 126,500 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries, a total of 464 river miles, as Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Jun 4 2015

Wild Olympics Bill Introduced into New Congress

Wild Olympics Bill Introduced into New Congress

The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered the introduction of the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer to permanently protect more than 126,000 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries as Wild and Scenic Rivers. If enacted, the […]

Jan 7 2014

Senator Murray and Rep. Kilmer Introduce Wild Olympics Legislation

Senator Murray and Rep. Kilmer Introduce Wild Olympics Legislation

Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer introduced the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014 in the Senate and House of Representatives. This legislation would designate more than 126,000 acres of existing federal land as Wilderness in the Olympic National Forest and designate more than 460 river miles on the […]

Jul 11 2013

Hunting, Fishing, Biking and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics

Hunting, Fishing, Biking and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics

More than 50 new hunting, fishing and recreation groups and outdoor businesses have joined the Wild Olympics Campaign in calling for permanent protection of our great outdoors. This announcement is a huge step forward for the Wild Olympics legislation, which was introduced for the first time last summer and now awaits reintroduction. The bill would […]

Jul 11 2013

100 More Businesses & CEOs Announce Support for Wild Olympics

100 More Businesses & CEOs Announce Support for Wild Olympics

More than 100 new businesses and CEOs on the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas announced their support for the Wild Olympics legislation. They cite the quality of life on the Olympic Peninsula as a driving force behind economic growth and job creation in the local economy, and understand that the Wild Olympics legislation would protect that […]