Richard Brocksmith to be awarded by Washington Wild on 30 Sept.

[Note: The following is pasted from a 22 Sep. 2021 e-announcement from Washington Wild.]

Each year Washington Wild presents the Karen M. Fant Founder’s Award to a volunteer activist who exemplifies the organizing passion and spirit of our co-founder, Karen Fant.

Past recipients include Olympic Peninsula activist Connie Gallant, Climbing advocate Matt Perkins, and Washington Outdoor Women Founder Ronnie McGlenn. This year, we are very excited to honor Richard Brocksmith with this award.

     Karen M. Fant Founder’s Award Winner
     Richard Brocksmith, Executive Director, Skagit Watershed Council

As a valued member of the Skagit Watershed Coalition, coordinated by Washington Wild, Richard made a significant impact in 2021 by spearheading the coalition’s effort to reach out to local Skagit County government and land use authorities to oppose the pending mining permit in the Skagit Headwaters. He volunteered his time to successfully organize 10 resolutions and letters from the Skagit County Board of Commissioners, Skagit Public Utility District, Port of Skagit, Samish Tribe, and the cities of Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Burlington, Sedro Wooley, Concrete, Hamilton, and La Connor.

We just over a week away from Wild Night Out! Your support and contributions to Washington Wild keep our state wild and green for all of us. We hope to see you next Thursday, September 30th at 6pm

You can learn more about Washington Wild’s Wild Night Out annual fundraising gala and awards ceremony (virtual this year) at

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