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|Friends of Olympic National Park
Tuesday, March 27, 7 pm
North Olympic Library, Port Angeles
"The Crossroads of Historic Preservation and Wilderness:
an Outdoor Enthusiast's Happy Place"
Chris Moore, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
On the surface, one might think advocates for historic preservation and champions of wilderness conservation would walk hand in hand along the pathway of protection. But this has not been the case. Rather, the two camps seem engaged in a classic chicken and egg debate: which came first – our cultural resources or our untrammeled wilderness?
Using the Green Mountain Lookout as a case study, Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, will examine the schism between preservation and wilderness, explore the regulatory framework providing the basis for litigation, and consider the challenges ahead.
Green Mountain Lookout
Becca Wanagel on Mt. Olympus
Most Inspirational Friend Award: Rebecca Wanagel
Becca inspires us all through her joy, energy and leadership of countless WTA and individual work parties throughout the Olympics drawing volunteers from across the Puget Sound region. This year she plans to work on Little River, Barnes Creek, Graves Creek, Duckabush, Appleton Pass, O’Neil Pass and Skyline Trails. We’re inspired by her resilience through a personal medical crisis this past year. She’s agreed to share photos and stories of her adventures with us.
Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum and Deputy Supt’. Lee Taylor will also present a "State of the Park" report, a look back over 2017 and forward into 2018.
"of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt" - John Muir
"the wild is not the opposite of cultivated. It is the opposite of the captivated” - Vandana Shiva