‘A Fitting Tribute’: Olympic Wilderness Renamed for Longtime Outdoors Advocate, Former Gov. Dan Evans

August 18, 2017

Read a beautifully-written tribute to former Governor Dan Evans, who was honored last week at the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness Dedication for his commitment to the great outdoors of Washington state.

Excerpt: “’When it came to protecting our most precious outdoor spaces, it wasn’t about Democrats or Republicans,’ said Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor. ‘But about Washingtonians.’ For many, Evans is that rare thing — a beloved politician whose stature transcends party or generation. Naming the wilderness for Evans ‘puts an iconic name next to an iconic place,’ said U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.”

Read the full story in The Seattle Times.