Save the Date for Wetlands & Wellies!
Join the Wetlands Conservancy on May 20th at 6:00 p.m. We invite you to celebrate our 40th Anniversary at our major event – Wetlands & Wellies! The Wetland Conservancy was established in 1981. Inspired by the advocacy of Althea Pratt Broome and Jack Broome, the Hedges Creek Wetland Preserve became our very first success story. Now, 40 years later, we are celebrating our history and honoring our co-founders at our May 20th event.
Wetlands & Wellies will be a week-long celebration the week of May 17th, with an online auction and culminating in an evening event focused on coastal estuaries and the bounty of the sea.
Our keynote speaker, Langdon Cook is a writer, instructor, and lecturer on wild foods and the outdoors. His books include Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table, a finalist for the Washington State Book Award; The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award; and Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager. Cook’s work has been nominated for two James Beard Awards (2016 and 2019), a Society for Environmental Journalists award, and a Pushcart Prize. He has been profiled in Bon Appetit, and his writing appears in numerous magazines, newspapers, and online journals, including National Geographic Travel, Outside, Eating Well, and Seattle Magazine, where he was a regular columnist for a decade. Cook lives in Seattle with his wife, poet Martha Silano, and their two children.
What: A Lively Celebration of our 40th Anniversary, including a virtual dig, cooking presentation and auction.
When: Thursday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m.