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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
Dec 5 2019

Wild Olympics Bill Rides Wave of Broad Local Support out of Key House Committee

As a founding member of the Wild Olympics Coalition, Washington Wild cheered the passage of the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 2642) out of the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee. The legislation was introduced by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) in May, and would permanently […]

Jul 10 2019

Wild Olympics Bill Rides Wave of New Local Support through House Hearing

The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands of the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 2642). The legislation was introduced by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) in May, and would permanently […]

May 9 2019

Senator Murray & Representative Kilmer Reintroduce Wild Olympics Bill with Groundswell of New Support from Peninsula Tribes, Mayors & Businesses

Senator Murray & Representative Kilmer Reintroduce Wild Olympics Bill with Groundswell of New Support from Peninsula Tribes, Mayors & Businesses

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) reintroduced the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 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. Designed […]