Veterans Dan, Derrick, and Joshua climbed Mount Olympus in honor of those affected by the 9/11 attacks.
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It was 68 years ago, in 1945, that I stood on top of Mt. Olympus. At an elevation of 7,979 feet, it is the highest mountain in Olympic National Park and was my first major peak. I was 16 years old at the time and fell in love with the mountains, forests, rivers and beaches of the Olympic Peninsula.
Eighteen years later and 50 years ago, in 1963, I stood on the highest point of Planet Earth, Mt Everest, 29,028 feet above the sea. My adventures started right here in the Pacific Northwest: in the wild Olympics.
More than 100 Olympic Peninsula and South Puget Sound CEOs and local businesses from multiple sectors of the economy have announced their support for the Wild Olympics Campaign, adding to the long list of local businesses already backing the campaign.
Taylor Shellfish, Sage Fly Fishing and Rice Fergus Miller Architecture & Planning are the top names on a list of local businesses backing a bill that would create new wilderness protections in lands around Olympic National Park.
They say setting conserving 130,000 acres would help them attract and retain top talent from a growing poll of professionals who value wild areas.
QUILCENE — More than 100 Olympic Peninsula and South Puget Sound CEOs and local businesses have announced support for the Wild Olympics Campaign, according to a statement released last week.
The statement was released by Roy Nott — past president and CEO of Paneltech, based in Aberdeen — and Connie Gallant of Quilcene, chairwoman of the Wild Olympic Campaign.
According to the Grays Harbor Wild Olympics Campaign, more than 80
local businesses have announced their support for Wild Olympics.
Former Grays Harbor County Commissioner Al Carter with the campaign
says that nine CEOs and nearly 100 new business endorsers from the
Olympic Peninsula and South Puget Sound Region are the latest who
endorse seeing the passage of the legislation to permanently protect the
Olympic National Forest.
their support for the Wild Olympics Campaign, Campaign consultant Al
Carter tells us, "We've got 84 businesses in Grays Harbor County, we've
just added about 40. We're getting a lot of support for Wild Olympics,
and as always the longer you talk about something the easier it is to
understand and the more sense it makes.
continues to show support, but Congressman Derek Kilmer has not chosen a
side on former Congressman Norm Dicks-sponsored version of the
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QUILCENE, WA - More than 50 hunting, fishing and recreation groups and outdoor businesses have joined the Wild Olympics Campaign in calling for permanent protection of our great outdoors as Washington gets ready to celebrate the 4th of July.
PORT ANGELES — Derek Kilmer continued to remain noncommittal this week on planned legislation that would ban logging on more than 126,000 acres of Olympic National Forest by declaring it wilderness and creating a protective buffer around Olympic National Park.