Action Alert! Help the Protecting America's Wilderness Act Pass the Senate

Earlier this month we asked you to write your representatives to encourage them to support the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act, which included the Wild Olympic Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. With your help the bill was passed! Please take a moment to ask your Senators to help get this over the finish line. Your voice counts!
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
February 22, 2020

Earlier this month the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act passed the US House of Representatives. This incredible Act includes the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, protecting over 100,000 acres around the Olympic National Park where outdoor enthusiasts, including Mountaineers, hike, camp, backpack, and more.

This kind of package doesn’t get passed without support from our community and coalition partners, and with your help we have taken a big step toward protecting the areas we love to explore and recreate! The next stop for this bill? The US Senate!

Please take a moment to ask your Senators to support the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act:

TAKE ACTION

Our Mountaineers community leads many trips to the Olympics, and we believe in protecting these areas to ensure that the lush natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula can be enjoyed for generations to come. Learn more about Wild Olympics’s vision of long-term protection for these sensitive forest and river watersheds, and the organizations working with our partners at Wild Olympics to push this bill through.

Not only does the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act protect thousands of acres of public land on the Olympic Peninsula, it provides protections for the central coast and redwoods in California and Wilderness areas throughout Colorado. In all, this bill brings together six long-standing efforts that Outdoor Alliance, other partners, and the outdoor community have worked on for years:

  • (H.R. 2642) – Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
  • (H.R. (2546) – Colorado Wilderness Act of 2020
  • (H.R. 2250) – Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act
  • (H.R. 2199) – Central Coast Heritage Protection Act
  • (H.R. 2215) – San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act
  • (H.R. 1708) – Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

The Senate needs to hear from you now, particularly in support of the Wild Olympics Act. Please join the 12,000+ Olympic Peninsula residents and 800 businesses, farms, faith leaders, sports groups, elected officials, conservationists, outdoor recreationists, and civic groups who show strong support for the Wild Olympics Act.

 TAKE ACTION


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