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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Doug Scott Opens WWC Speakers Series!

Posted by Amber Benson

For nearly 30 years, Washington Wilderness Coalition has worked hard to be an inclusive organization. Over the years, our hard work has paid off and we’ve developed a very diverse group of supporters. From our state’s backcountry hunters and anglers, to elected officials, and religious leaders, there is a broad range of conservation voices in WWC and we want to bring that perspective to you. That’s why we are launching our first ever Speakers Series.

Our first event will be held September 3, which also happens to be the 45th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. To mark this monumental event we invited none other than Doug Scott, Policy Director of the Campaign for America’s Wilderness. Doug helped shape strategy for and lead campaigns that resulted in Congressional legislation protecting scores of wilderness areas across the country. He will take all of that experience and knowledge and discuss the importance of the 45th anniversary in his talk, “The Wilderness Act and Washington State: A Perspective on the Act’s 45th Anniversary”.

He will also discuss the publication of his two books, the most recent Our Wilderness: America’s Common Ground (Fulcrum Publishing; May 2009) and The Enduring Wilderness: Protecting Our Natural Heritage through the Wilderness Act (Fulcrum Publishing, 2004).

Following the speaking event we would encourage you to join us in celebration of the anniversary with some light hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and mingling.

Please RSVP to amber@wawild.org

WWC will be hosting this first of many free speaker's series this fall, with additional free events scheduled for 2010.

Special thanks to the Mountaineers Foundation for providing support to fund our Speakers Series.

Click here for a full list of scheduled speaking events in 2010.

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