New Conservation Voices
By Dave Meier
As a longtime resident of the Sykomish River Valley, I am very familiar with much of the area that will be covered under the Wild Sky Wilderness proposal and it is my sincere hope that this area will be preserved for future generations to enjoy.Read more...
Sen. Murray and Rep. Kilmer Introduce Wild Olympics Legislation
Exciting news! On Friday, January 17, 2014, Senator Murray and Representative 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 126,554 acres of existing federal land as wilderness in the Olympic National Forest and designate 464 river miles across 19 rivers and some major tributaries on the Olympic Peninsula as Wild and Scenic Rivers. The wilderness designation permanently protects old growth and ancient forest habitat throughout the region. Read the Wild Olympics Campaign release and learn more about the proposal to permanently protect Wilderness and rivers on the Olympic Peninsula.
Washington Wild's Washington Brewshed Alliance is starting off strong for 2014! It should be a great year for the Brewshed Alliance as it continues to take shape. We have several plans to expand the Washington Brewshed Alliance initiative for both our brewery partners and our beer loving members. If you are interested in getting added to an event and update list specific to the Washington Brewshed Alliance please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Lyndsay at lyndsay[a]wawild.org to be added to the electronic mailing list.
March 20th from 3pm-9pm is back to Reuben's Brews
1406 NW 53rd St #1A, Seattle, WA 98107
Again we are excited to be meeting up again with our partners from 2013 and carrying the initiative forward into 2014. If you didn't make it out the first time, or if you did, join us this time at this small, family owned brewery in Ballard. Cheers to, as they say, bloody good beer!
April 9th at Big Al Brewing from 6:00-9:00pm
9832 14th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106
In April Big Al Brewing is hosting their first Washington Brewshed Alliance Happy Hour. Come try some of their one off beers that are only available in the taproom or any of the six year round beers, including a smoked porter. Come join us on April 9th to drink their dreams! As a Washington Brewshed Alliance event $1 per pint sold during the three hour event will be donated to Washington Wild.
100 More Businesses & CEOs Annouce Support for Wild Olympics
07/11/2013 - Today, more than 100 businesses and CEOs on the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas have 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 quality of life if enacted. Read our press release here.
Senator Murray, Washington Wild Celebrate Wild Sky 5-Year Anniversary
08/20/2013 - Today, more 60 invited stakeholders, activists and supporters celebrated the designation of the Wild Sky Wilderness five years ago at the Outdoor Adventure Center in Index, WA along the North Fork Skykomish River. Prior to the event, a small group of reporters and supporters including Washington Wild’s Conservation Director Tom Uniack joined Senator Murray on a hike into the Wild Sky Wilderness. Check out the Everett Herald Editorial that captures the essence of the event. You can learn more about the Wild Sky Wilderness on our web site.
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