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Jan 5 2017

PAST ACTION: Urge Forest Service to Say No to Navy Jet Training over Olympic National Park and Wilderness Areas

PAST ACTION: Urge Forest Service to Say No to Navy Jet Training over Olympic National Park and Wilderness Areas

A new Forest Service draft decision would enable the U.S. Navy to surround Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest with electromagnetic emitter trucks, resulting in high decibel jet training flights over ancient forests, popular trails and remote peaks on the Olympic Peninsula. The Navy has done a poor job of informing local stakeholders about […]

Nov 16 2016

Return of the River Screening at Bainbridge Brewing

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Return of the River Screening at Bainbridge Brewing

Join us for a movie and a beer at Bainbridge Brewing! Have a beer to make a difference and learn about the largest dam removal in US History. Throughout the event Bainbridge Brewing will donate $1 per beer to Washington Wild in support of a wild and green Washington full of great beer! Movie: Return […]

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 22 2016

Return of the River and Brewshed Happy Hour

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in
Return of the River and Brewshed Happy Hour

Join us for an outdoor movie night in the covered beer garden! Movie: Return of the River Movie and Program Starts at 7:30 PM Introduction by American Whitewater’s Thomas O’Keefe To celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd we are watching Return of the River, a documentary on the removal of the Elwha Dam on the […]

May 8 2015

Rep. Kilmer Joins Official Launch of Olympic Forestry Collaborative

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Conservation News
Rep. Kilmer Joins Official Launch of Olympic Forestry Collaborative

Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) joined the official launch of the Olympic Peninsula Collaborative ( Olympic Forestry Collaborative ) in Port Angeles. Kilmer hosted an interactive panel discussion with local stakeholders to detail how the collaborative will seek to benefit the environmental quality of area forests and support sustainable timber harvests on the Olympic Peninsula. […]

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 […]

Dec 3 2013

New Partnership Aims to Improve Environmental Quality and Economic Vitality of Olympic National Forest

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 in Conservation News
New Partnership Aims to Improve Environmental Quality and Economic Vitality of Olympic National Forest

Representative Derek Kilmer and a group of conservation, timber and local government stakeholders today announced the formation of new partnership called the Olympic Peninsula Collaborative. The Olympic Peninsula Collaborative, modeled on similar partnerships elsewhere in Washington state and around the country, is a grassroots, stakeholder driven partnership and the first of its kind to be […]

Nov 21 2012

Happy Anniversary to Washington’s Wild & Scenic Rivers

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 in WA Wild Blog
Happy Anniversary to Washington’s Wild & Scenic Rivers

This November, five Washington State rivers are celebrating their anniversary of being designated as Wild & Scenic Rivers.   On November 10, 1978, the Sauk, Suiattle, and Cascade Rivers of the Skagit River system were designated as Wild and Scenic Rivers under the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978. This marked the first Wild […]