American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.
Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization (Non-profit # 23-7083760) with a mission “to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.” American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.
The Coalition platform lays out the guiding principles on which all members can agree. The platform is broken into two parts: Part One, “Restoring Environmental and Recreational Values at Hydropower Projects Presently Being Relicensed,” addresses the environmental and recreational principles toward which each FERC licensing process should strive. Part Two, “Reforming Hydropower Regulations to Guarantee Sufficient Environmental Protection Measures,” discusses the corollary regulatory principles.
Since 1957, NCCC has worked to protect and preserve the North Cascades’ lands, waters, plants, and wildlife through legislative, legal, and public participation channels. We actively support expanding the North Cascades National Park, establishing new Wilderness Areas, protecting wildlife, promoting environmentally sound recreational use in wild areas, and protecting old-growth trees. We take action to stop damaging timber sales, while supporting responsible forest management and protecting forestlands from conversion to non-forest uses. We are an independent, all-volunteer organization whose work is carried out by our board and 350 members. We accept donations but no sponsorships, in order to maintain our independence.
The Sierra Club organizes into groups focused on the environmental concerns within our local communities. The Cascade Chapter encompasses most of Washington State — all the groups listed on the Groups page.
- To explore, study and enjoy the mountains, forests and water courses of the Northwest and beyond
- To gather into permanent form the history and traditions of these regions and explorations
- To preserve, by the encouragement of protective legislation or otherwise, the natural beauty of the natural environment
- To make expeditions and provide educational opportunities in fulfillment of the above purposes
- To encourage a spirit of good fellowship among the lovers of outdoor life
- To hold and sustain landscapes, properties and program sites for the furtherance of the purposes of the organization.
Olive the Woolly Bugger is the central character in a series of fly fishing books for kids. Through these books kids learn about fly fishing, conservation and much more as Olive takes young readers along on her many adventures where she meets new friends and fish. But just as there’s more to fishing than just catching fish, there’s more to Olive than just fishing. Olive also learns life lessons about perseverance, kindness and respect for others.
Outdoor Adventure’s experience our core staff has been guiding people on mountains, rivers and coastlines since 1976 and outfitting in the Northwest since 1985. Our vision continues… we exist to lead people on wild and scenic adventures that can change the way they see the World.
Washington Wild protects and restores wild lands and waters in Washington State through advocacy, education and civic engagement. Washington’s wild forests have stood untouched for hundreds of years. These wild places recharge our spirit and nurture our soul. They also work hard for us. They clean our water, purify our air, and provide critical habitat for wildlife such as salmon, grizzly bears and lynx. Our wild lands are a precious legacy we can pass on to future generations.
Friends of Heybrook Ridge was formed to work in partnership with the Cascade Land Conservancy and a broad range of agencies and organizations to purchase 100 acres on the ridge for establishment of the Heybrook Ridge Education and Recreation Area. The cost was $1.2 million.
The Western Heritage Center,a historical museum located on the fairgrounds, was outgrowing its space, said operator Jerry Senner. He set out to persuade the county to grant a piece of nearby county-owned land upon which he could build a much larger museum.
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