A ‘Straight Arrow’ Politician Honored for What He Did Outdoors

June 13, 2016

In honor of former Washington Governor and Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition co-founder Dan Evans’ tremendous work in Washington, the Washington congressional delegation have set out to name 877,000 acres in Olympic National Park the “Daniel J Evans Wilderness.”

Excerpt: “He was nicknamed “Straight Arrow” years ago as Washington’s Governor, but Dan Evans had a penchant for wild places.  Evans was a key player — often THE key player — in protecting millions of acres of the public domain.

The thing I like most about Washington public lands is visiting them,” Evans once said.  As a late middle-aged U.S. Senator, he delighted in leading young aides on multi-day backpack trips deep into the Olympics.”

Read the complete story in The Seattle PI.