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Jan 1 2019

2018 Conservation Accomplishments

2018 Conservation Accomplishments

WASHINGTON WILD MOBILIZES MORE CIVIC ADVOCACY THAN EVER In the beginning of 2017 we launched our new online advocacy system where you can fill out a simple form to send comments and letters to your elected officials on conservation issues important to you with a click of a button. Through our 2018 advocacy efforts and […]

Nov 14 2018

More than 5,000 Washingtonians Raise their Voice for Long-Term Protection of the Methow

More than 5,000 Washingtonians Raise their Voice for Long-Term Protection of the Methow

Last night more than 450 people filled the Winthrop Barn at a public meeting and more than 5,000 individuals sent comments to the BLM to raise their voices for long-term protection from Mining for the Methow Valley. Washington Wild is a member of the Methow Headwaters Coalition along with several other conservation and recreation groups. […]

Jul 6 2017

Wild Profile: Bret Wirta, Olympic Peninsula Business Owner

Wild Profile: Bret Wirta, Olympic Peninsula Business Owner

With roots originally from Lake Sunapee, NH, Bret grew up hiking in the woods, fishing, and camping on the beach. His grandparents were the caretakers of Soo-Nipi Lodge, a 400-acre lake resort. It was a defining moment for Bret when the hotel was torn down, the property sold, and access to that outdoor space lost. […]

Mar 1 2017

Local Endorsements Grow as Wild Olympics Legislation Reintroduced

Local Endorsements Grow as Wild Olympics Legislation Reintroduced

The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered the reintroduction 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 […]

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 […]