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Wild Olympics Campaign: Film Screening and Discussion
September 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join the Wild Olympics Campaign on September 27th from 7:30-9:30pm at Patagonia Downtown Seattle to learn about our campaign to protect the ancient forests and wild rivers of the Olympic Peninsula! Washington Wild Executive Director Tom Uniack and American Whitewater Regional Director Thomas O’Keefe will be onsite to show two short films about the campaign and will be available afterward for questions.
Did you know that millions of Washington residents rely on safe and clean drinking water sourced from public lands? Our communities depend on healthy watersheds, which start at the tops of our snowy mountain peaks and flow through our wild rivers and dense forests.
Washington’s wild rivers are essential to this process as they guide pristine water through low-elevation forests and into downstream communities. However, most of our iconic rivers have limited protections, leaving them open to dam projects and road construction that can harm water quality.
Washington Wild is a founding member of the Wild Olympics Coalition, a local Olympic Peninsula-led effort working to designate the first new Wilderness designations on Olympic National Forest in 30 years and the first ever Wild and Scenic Rivers on the Olympic Peninsula. These designations are the strongest a river can receive, and ensure these areas are protected for generations to come. If passed, the bill would protect iconic rivers such as the Elwha, Sol Duc, Dungeness, and the Hoh.
We hope to see some movement on this bill in 2018, and we need your voice to amplify its importance! Join us on September 27th to sign the Wild Olympics Campaign petition and learn more about this project through two short films. RSVP on Facebook!
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