Getting to Know Your Wild Nearby

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7 PM


Burke Room

Wildflowers next to Downey Creek

The rushing waters of Downey Creek flow past blooming wild flowers, Glacier Peak Wilderness.
Photo: Art Wolfe 

Black-tailed deer in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

A black-tailed deer stands alone in an old-growth forest along Cascade River Road, Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest.
Photo: Ethan Welty 

View of Watson Lakes

View of Watson Lakes in the Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness.
Photo: Thomas Bancroft

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Dietrich for a figurative hike through the North Cascades. You will learn the region's rich history, hear about challenges this ecosystem faces, and discover opportunities to become a steward for this remarkable wild place. Whether you are new to Washington, or have lived here for years, you will come away with a new appreciation for the North Cascades. You’ll get practical advice for exploring the region, too!

About William Dietrich

William Dietrich, lead author of The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby, is a career journalist, novelist and author of non-fiction works on the spotted owl battle, Puget Sound and the Columbia River. His newspaper stories include the erruption of Mount St. Helens, Hanford and the Exxon Valdez oil spill, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize with the Seattle Times. Dietrich is the recipient of the Washington Governor's Award and Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.


Wild Nearby Exhibit

Come early and enjoy our Wild Nearby exhibit. The Burke is open 10 AM8 PM and admission is free on April 6 for Free First Thursday.

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