Explore Washington's Wilderness

Join The Mountaineers, REI, and the Wilderness Society on November 15th to Explore Washington’s Wilderness. Enjoy craft beer 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.

 

WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO, AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE 
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

Speakers include 

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

Enjoy craft beer 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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