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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 […]

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
Aug 20 2020
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 […]

Feb 27 2020

Op-Ed by Rep. Derek Kilmer, Roy Nott Published in The Seattle Times

On February 27, The Seattle Times published an Op-Ed by Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) and Roy Nott, an Aberdeen resident and former timber CEO. The piece highlighted the passage of the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in the U.S. House of Representatives this month with bipartisan support. The legislation was re-introduced […]

Feb 12 2020

Wild Olympics Legislation Passes U.S. House of Representatives!

Wild Olympics Legislation Passes U.S. House of Representatives!

We are excited to share with you that on Wednesday, February 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act! Thank you to Representative Derek Kilmer (WA06) who introduced the legislation in the House and Senator Patty Murray who is the sponsor in the Senate. This is […]

Feb 10 2020