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WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Wildlife Advocate Ronni McGlenn, and Lucky Envelope Brewing to be honored


Washington Wild Presents 2018 Wild Night Out Conservation Awards

WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Wildlife Advocate Ronni McGlenn, and Lucky Envelope Brewing to be honored

Seattle— Aug 21, 2018 —Washington Wild is proud to announce Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Ronni McGlenn, and Raymond Kwan and Barry Chan of Lucky Envelope Brewing as the recipients of the 2018 Wild Night Out Conservation Awards for their unwavering efforts to protect the iconic public lands and waters in Washington State. Washington Wild will present these awards at the Ballard Bay Club on October 4, 2018.

“Wild Night Out is a fun evening where individuals can support the protection of Washington’s wild lands and waters while spending time with some of the conservation voices that are working with Washington Wild to protect our ancient forests, wild rivers, and watersheds,” said Tom Uniack, Executive Director of Washington Wild. “It is our privilege to honor AG Ferguson, Ronni McGlenn, and Lucky Envelope Brewing for the considerable time and energy they’ve devoted to ensuring our state’s public lands and waters are protected for future generations,”

Conservation Voices Award

Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, will receive the 2018 Conservation Voices Award. Each year, this award is given to an individual who has lent his or her voice as a compelling messenger in support of protecting Washington’s wild lands and waters. As a King County Council Member, he worked with Washington Wild to endorse enduring protections for roadless forests, support additions to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and protect Wild and Scenic Rivers as part of the Wild Olympics proposal. As Attorney General, he has an unwavering resolve to fight against powerful interests that don’t play by the rules and threaten our forests, clean water, and coastlines. AG Ferguson embodies the tenants of the Conversation Voices Award and Washington Wild is pleased to recognize him. 

Karen M. Fant Founders Award

Given each year to a volunteer activist who has distinguished themselves through their efforts to protect wild places in Washington State, the 2018 Karen M. Fant Founders Award will go to Ronni McGlenn, the past President of Washington Wildlife Federation and the Founder of Washington Outdoor Women. She is a life member of the Izaak Walton League and an accomplished hunter, angler, and backpacker.  In 2011, Ronni received the Governor’s Recognition Award issued by Governor Christine Gregoire on behalf of the people of the State of WA. She frequently works with Washington Wild in support of Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River Protections, watershed restoration effort, and in defense of roadless area protections. Her family’s Northwest roots and strong commitment to sustainability and habitat/wildlife conservation make her deserving of the 2018 Karen M. Fant Founders Award.

Brewshed® Alliance Award

Raymond Kwan and Barry Chan, co-owners of Lucky Envelope Brewing, will receive the 2018 Washington Wild Brewshed® Award for their commitment to protecting clean water at its source which leads to quality craft beer. Since opening their doors, Lucky Envelope Brewing has been a resolute supporter of the Brewshed Alliance, signing comment letters to Washington State congressional delegates in support of the roadless rule, participating in numerous events including Brewshed Beer Fest, and brewing Spruce Tip IPA, a charity collaboration beer, to benefit Washington Wild. Their demonstrated passion for healthy forests, clean water, and excellent craft beer make them an obvious choice for the Brewshed® Alliance Award.

About Washington Wild

Washington Wild defends, protects and restores wild lands and waters in Washington State through advocacy, education and civic engagement.

Since 1979, Washington Wild has played a leadership role in permanently protecting nearly three million acres of Wilderness throughout Washington State. We bring people together in the vigorous defense of our remaining wild forests, waters, and wildlife. By educating, empowering and mobilizing our communities, Washington Wild builds powerful grassroots networks that help protect wild lands and waters throughout the state.

For more information on Washington Wild or Wild Night Out contact:
Sierra Lawe, Associate Director of Development