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Apr 21 2017

Earth Day Movie and Brews

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in
Earth Day Movie and Brews

Join Washington Wild and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance for Earth Day Movie and Brews: a free outdoor movie night in the covered beer garden to celebrate Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day we are celebrating the unique way in which Washington Wild and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance have come together in Washington State to […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Jul 11 2013

Hunting, Fishing, Biking and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics

Hunting, Fishing, Biking and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics

More than 50 new hunting, fishing and recreation groups and outdoor businesses have joined the Wild Olympics Campaign in calling for permanent protection of our great outdoors. This announcement is a huge step forward for the Wild Olympics legislation, which was introduced for the first time last summer and now awaits reintroduction. The bill would […]

Jul 11 2013

100 More Businesses & CEOs Announce Support for Wild Olympics

100 More Businesses & CEOs Announce Support for Wild Olympics

More than 100 new businesses and CEOs on the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas announced their support for the Wild Olympics legislation. They cite the quality of life on the Olympic Peninsula as a driving force behind economic growth and job creation in the local economy, and understand that the Wild Olympics legislation would protect that […]

Jul 6 2013

A Pedal-Driven Quest for Finding Common Ground on Wilderness

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in WA Wild Blog
A Pedal-Driven Quest for Finding Common Ground on Wilderness

On a snowy February in 2011, I walked into a rustic log cabin at the Murie Center outside of Jackson Hole, WY, and into a room of Wilderness advocates and mountain bike leaders from around the country. The meeting was engineered in an attempt to find some common ground between the two camps around Wilderness […]

Mar 20 2013

Have Spring Fever? Go Hiking!

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in WA Wild Blog
Have Spring Fever? Go Hiking!

We have a sneaky feeling that some of you are getting a bit tired of being couch potato philosophers while endlessly scoping out Netflix for new titles to consume after work or school. March is notorious for Cabin Fever, so much so that it is officially celebrated as “Cabin Fever Month!” The only remedy for […]

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 […]