Explore Washington's Wilderness

Join The Mountaineers, REI, and the Wilderness Society on November 15th to Explore Washington’s Wilderness. Enjoy craft beer from Snoqualmie Brewery, made possible by Washington Wild, and light snacks as you meet others interested in getting outdoors. Learn about the 3.4 million acres of Wilderness within 100 miles of the Space Needle and what you can do to keep it wild.
Saturday, November 15, 2-5pm | REI Flagship store in downtown Seattle

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the landmark conservation bill that created a way for us to protect our most pristine wild lands for future generations, and learn how you can get involved with issues facing these wild places in your backyard.

Breakout sessions will focus on Wilderness areas in the Olympic Peninsula and the Cascades from I-90 north. Hear from experts on their favorite places to go, and what you should know about getting out in Wilderness. 

opening comments by

  • Jim Whittaker,  internationally renowned mountaineer, adventurer and environmentalist
  • Martha Kongsgaard, regional environmentalist and advocate
  • Juan Martinez, youth-in-the-outdoors advocate who got his start here in the PNW

Come get inspired by these folks and others who will share their expertise about getting out in the 3.4 million acres of Wilderness area within 100 miles of the Space Needle!

Enjoy beer from Snoqualmie Brewery, provided through Washington Wild's Brewshed® Alliance, and light snacks as you meet others interested in getting outdoors.

Space is limited for this free event. Sign up through REI

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