Rob’s Road Notes: Hope Springs Eternal

April 3, 2017

Growing up a Cubs Fan about an hour south of Wrigley Field, I know exactly what the phrase “hope springs eternal” means. After 108 years, my Cubbies FINALLY followed through. Coming off last year’s World Series win, I am energized more than ever to get to opening day and see what this year’s squad has in store for us. Transferring that same enthusiasm towards WWRP advocacy and education, the Coalition staff have been planning and prepping for our own lineup of events we are attending this spring and I want to share some of the places we will be headed.

The Northwest Land Camp is a three day conference at the Menucha Retreat Center on the Columbia River where land trusts from Washington State will convene to share best practices, learn from speakers and break-out sessions, and to network with each other. Policy changes in WWRP now allow land trusts to apply in certain categories and we believe that connecting with these organizations is one way that will help strengthen the future of the program as we move toward next year’s application deadline for projects. For more information, check out their website.

Later in April, I will be heading to Walla Walla and will have a wonderful opportunity to present on WWRP to the Blue Mountain Land Trust Board of Directors. Our team believes it is of the utmost importance to get out to every corner of our state and to connect with recreation and conservation leaders in every county. The Blue Mountain Land Trust is a big supporter of the Coalition and we are very grateful for their hospitality. To learn more about their efforts, go to their website.

At the end of April is the Salmon Recovery Conference in Wenatchee. This is an event that will draw leaders and organizations from around the state that care for and coordinate work around restoring the health of our rivers, streams, forests and shorelines. Opportunities to collaborate and network will be plentiful and the Coalition is excited to have an opportunity to spend time with folks who care deeply for the health of our environment and how that relates to salmon. For more information on this conference, check out their website.

If you or your organization is interested in having our team present information on WWRP and the Coalition, give me a call at 206-748-0082 or email me.