Dear Wild Olympics Supporter,
Because of thousands like you taking actions large and small, Feb. 12, 2020 was a landmark day for the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Due to Representative Kilmer’s efforts to champion and shepherd our bill through the legislative process, it passed in the House with bipartisan support as a part of H.R. 2546, the “Protecting America’s Wilderness Act.” The act would protect nearly 1.4 million acres of wilderness in California, Colorado and Washington.
We want to take this moment to thank you and to let you know there is more work to be done to see these protections pass through the Senate.
Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Senator Patty Murray have been tireless champions in this effort and we hope you will take a moment to email or tweet a message of thanks and support today.
It is important that we recognize and thank our Champions for their work to date and encourage them to keep up the fight.
This is truly wonderful news and a testament to all of your hard work and support, and to the leadership of both Rep. Kilmer and Sen. Murray. Their landmark Wild Olympics legislation would permanently protect the Olympic Peninsula’s ancient forests, free-flowing rivers and salmon streams for future generations. It would protect more than 126,500 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness, and 19 rivers and their major tributaries, a total of 464 river miles, as Wild and Scenic Rivers. If enacted, the legislation would designate the first new wilderness on Olympic National Forest in three decades and the first-ever protected Wild and Scenic rivers on the Olympic Peninsula.
Together, with your help, we will continue to work hard to secure permanent protections for the ancient forests, salmon streams and wild rivers of the Olympic Peninsula.
Thank you for all you do for the Wild Olympics,
Chair, Wild Olympics Campaign
Wild Olympics Campaign, P.O. Box 214, Quilcene, WA 98376