Olympic Wilderness Area Renamed to Honor Longtime Legislator, Three-Term Governor

August 24, 2017

Last Friday, over 200 people gathered to celebrate the renaming of Olympic Wilderness to the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness area to honor former Governor Evans.

Excerpt: “Evans was known for his conservation efforts throughout his political career, including his leadership in passing the Washington Park Wilderness Act of 1988, designating more than 1.5 million acres in the Olympic, Mt. Rainier and North Cascades National Parks as protected wilderness. While serving three terms as governor of Washington from 1965 to 1977, he established the first state level Department of Ecology, which served as a model for the Environmental Protection Agency.”

Read the entire story in the Daily World.