FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2012
Rose Chilcoat, Associate Director
(970) 799-3679, email@example.com
Brett Haverstick, Education & Outreach Director
(208) 882-9755, firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadwalking For Weitas Creek
NEAR LOWELL, IDAHO – Great Old Broads for Wilderness and Friends of the Clearwater will join forces August 2 – 6, 2012 at the Wilderness Gateway Campground to advocate for wilderness designation of the Weitas Creek Roadless Area on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The “Broadwalk” will offer opportunities to learn about Weitas Creek through on-the-ground exploration, and discussion with local conservationists and citizens who know the area and issues.
Along with good food, hiking, soaking, swimming, and camaraderie, the 2012 Weitas Wilderness Broadwalk will feature:
• Service project that documents off-road vehicle use/abuse in Weitas Creek.
• Interpretive tour of the Lolo Trail and the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
• Interpretive tour of the Lochsa Historical Ranger Station.
• Discussion on how to protect Weitas Creek with Friends of the Clearwater staff.
• Discussion about Clearwater Basin Collaborative with Idaho Conservation League staff.
• Update from Broads staff on National Wilderness Protection Efforts and Bills in Congress.
The group will be camped at the Wilderness Gateway Campground, which is on Highway 12 and approximately 25 miles east of Lowell, Idaho. There is still time to register for this unique experience. Call (970) 385-9577 or go to http://www.greatoldbroads.org/weitas-broadwalk for more information or to register.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a non-profit, public lands advocacy group that uses the voices and activism of elders to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.
Friends of the Clearwater is a non-profit, public lands advocacy group that works to protect the public wildlands, wildlife, and waters in the Clearwater Basin.