The sun was shining and volunteers were all smiles on Friday July 22nd at The Conservation Alliance Backyard Collective in Seattle’s Westcrest Park. More than 60 volunteers came out for the day from Outdoor Research, Nikwax, Brooks, Filson, Cascade Designs, Stanley, a brand of PMI, Clif Bar, Patagonia, and Runner Girl Races.
This great group of volunteers removed over 12,000 square feet of invasive ivy plant and created 23 tree survival rings.
The Conservation Alliance partnered with the Cascade Land Conservancy and The Green Seattle Partnership to organize the service project. After a day of park restoration, the volunteers celebrated their hard work with a picnic lunch and volunteer fair. Representatives from Conservation Alliance grantees, Cascade Land Conservancy, American Whitewater and Washington Wilderness Coalition shared additional ways these volunteers could support environmental efforts in their backyards.
Be sure to check out the next Backyard Collective in Portland on August 19th.
TAKE ACTION – OPPOSE THE WILDERNESS & ROADLESS AREA RELEASE ACT!
Visit Trout Unlimited online action center and urge Congress to oppose the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011, a harmful bill which would damage fishing and hunting opportunities by releasing millions of acres of pristine backcountry to road development.
WHY WE CARE
Backcountry habitats on national forests and BLM lands are extremely important to achieving Trout Unlimited’s mission. Across the West, we have found that a significant portion of trout and salmon habitat is found in unroaded, pristine habitat. Read the fact sheet (pdf). This bill would remove the protections for these vital habitats and open them up to road building and development.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. Please visit the Trout Unlimited online action center today and write to your Representative and Senators to urge them to reject HR 1581 and S. 1087.
2. Also please consider calling your Representative and Senators, via the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, and ask the switchboard operator to connect you to your Member’s office. Please tell the receptionist at your member's office that you oppose HR 1581, and S. 1087, the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act and urge him/her to oppose it.