Extraordinary Women Conservationists of Washington: Mothers of Nature

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Courageous women are to thank for many of Washington's environmental conservation successes. Bonnie Phillips, Melanie Rowland and Helen Engle battled harmful timber cutting. Polly Dyer and Emily Haig worked to expand Olympic National Park and organized efforts to establish North Cascades National Park. Women helped create the Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters. As a state representative, Jolene Unsoeld led the fight against Boeing and other major corporations to pass the state Model Toxics Control Act. Author and Washington conservationist Dee Arntz recounts these important stories and many others, showing that the legacy of Washington's female conservationists is nothing short of extraordinary.
ISBN: 9781626197596
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Washington
Images: 42
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Deirdre Arntz has a certificate in wetland science from the University of Washington, a master's in anthropology from San Francisco State and a BA in political science from Boston College. She is a writer and a member of the Audubon Society, a former board member of Seattle Audubon and former chair of that group's nationally recognized Washington Wetlands Network. She has also served as a board member of the Washington Environmental Council.
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