In April, we were thrilled to extend a welcoming hand to our newest state affiliate, Washington’s Conservation Northwest. CNW is one of the nation’s premier conservation organizations in terms of both its vision and its effectiveness, and I’ve admired its work for many years. For years, both NWF and CNW have been common sense voices for wildlife restoration based on science and not emotion, even while staff, board members, and supporters thrill to the howl of the wolf or the sight of a grizzly. These priorities and these passions extend all of the wonderful fish and wildlife that enrich our world. I look forward to a great partnership in the future.
Participants in the Habitat Stewards program learn how to create, preserve, and restore areas of habitat in their local communities, becoming important ambassadors for wildlife. Recently, stewards across Washington took part in training and workshops to keep the Evergreen State beautiful.
The World Conservation Congress—the Olympics of the conservation world—gathers thousands of people together once every four years to help set a global conservation agenda. In 2016, this incredible conference is coming to the beautiful shores of Hawai‘i.
NWF has named the Association of Northwest Steelheaders its 2016 Affiliate of the Year for their work to ensure that fish and wildlife have healthy watersheds throughout the state of Oregon. The Steelheaders are one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest and most-cherished conservation and advocacy groups.
The National Wildlife Federation and Ranger Rick are excited to launch our new CD with the Whizpops—an up-and-coming “kid and environment centric” band extraordinaire. The Whizpops will be performing in Seattle three times over the Memorial Day weekend, and every CD sold benefits NWF.
Each year, fish eggs from local hatcheries in Oregon are delivered to excited students as part of the Fish Eggs to Fry program, where students observe the eggs as they develop and grow until they are ready for release.