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Get ready for Homecoming

Get ready for Homecoming

When I think of “Homecoming,” I can still feel the excitement that came with my favorite football team taking the field in October to cheers and bright lights. To many of us, the word itself brings memories of high school days: of fancy dresses, dances, and school spirit. To us at Conservation Northwest, we thought this occasion could not fit more perfectly with the return home of some of Washington’s wildest animals, including wolves, wolverines, and fishers.

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Auction inspiration from Mitch Friedman

Last week more than 250 Conservation Northwest supporters gathered for a night of fun and fundraising south of Seattle at our 7th annual Hope for a Wild Future auction. Inspiration abounded that night as all those great supporters did their part to raise about $147,000 to connect wild landscapes across the northwest! For me, the biggest inspiration--after our amazing donors and volunteers of course--was the program for the evening. Martha Kongsgaard gathered everyone to dinner with what might be the funniest song ever sung at an auction and John Curley waited in the wings for an energetic live auction. Sally Hintz read a letter from Senator Maria Cantwell, who applauded our work thus far and assured she would be honored to introduce legislation for wilderness and balance in the Columbia Highlands when the time was right. Then, as if that weren't inspiration enough... This image lit up the screen and Mitch took the stage.

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