Annual Spring House Party

Annual Spring House Party

May 16, 2017 5:30PM

mercer island

Featuring Norm Dicks & Bill Ruckelshaus

You’re invited to join the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition for our Annual Spring House Party on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 on Mercer Island.

We are pleased to announce that long-time friends of the Coalition Bill Ruckelshaus and Norm Dicks will join us to to discuss the state of public lands and environmental policy in Washington and across the country.

Come gather with friends old and new to enjoy a gorgeous view of Lake Washington and the mountains. We can’t wait to learn about your favorite trail, park, waterway, farm, or hunting area—and to share how you can help preserve these lands for future generations of Washingtonians.

Donations will be accepted at the event or in advance on our webpage.

RSVP/More Information: Email Christine Mahler or (206) 748-0082

Bill & Frankie Chapman

Marc Berejka, Director of Gov. & Community Affairs, REI
Karen Daubert, former Exec. Director, Washington Trails Association
Peter Dykstra, Partner, Plauche & Carr
Mark Eliasen, VP, Finance & Treasurer, Alaska Air Group
Kurt Fraese, President, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Deborah Jensen, Board Chair, Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition
Paul Kundtz, Wa. State Exec. Director, The Trust for Public Land
Tod McDonald, President-elect, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Tom Reeve, Philanthropy Chair, Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition
Richard Wynne, Director of Business Strategy, The Boeing Company

Bill Ruckelshaus was Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, serving as the Agency’s first Administrator when it was formed in 1970 and again as its fifth Administrator in 1983. In addition to many other corporate and philanthropic affiliations, in 2001 Bill was appointed board member of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. In 2003 he was appointed to serve on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Science Advisory Board. In 2005 he was appointed by Governor Gregoire to co-chair the Puget Sound Partnership to organize the cleanup of Puget Sound.

Norm Dicks represented Washington State’s 6th Congressional District from 1977-2013, where he received a rare first-term appointment to the House Appropriations Committee, a committee he served on for his entire tenure in Congress. In addition, he served on and chaired the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee where he made environmental issues a priority, and worked tirelessly on issues affecting the National Parks, National Forests, and Native American issues.