Earth Week Talks: Tune in on Facebook Live at 5 pm Wednesday and Thursday

Earth Week Talks: Tune in on Facebook Live at 5 pm Wednesday and Thursday

Conservation Northwest / Apr 22, 2020 / Events, Work Updates

To celebrate Earth Week, we’re going LIVE for 30 minute talks with our staff—tune in on Facebook at 5 pm on Wednesday 4/22 and again on Thursday 4/23!

The first wildlife bridge nears completion in late 2018, with reporters looking on.

Visit our Facebook page to RSVP for both talks: We’ll also answer questions submitted by viewers as comments during the live event.

In celebration of Earth Week and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, join us for special Facebook Live talks tonight and tomorrow, beginning at 5 pm..

To kick things off tonight, I’ll be interviewing Laurel Baum, our Central Cascades Conservation Associate and Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project coordinator, about I-90 Wildlife Crossings, how volunteers using remote cameras and snow-tracking have helped guide North America’s largest wildlife crossing project, and how we’re continuing to restore habitat around Snoqualmie Pass in partnership with volunteers, recreation groups, and local communities.

Can’t wait? Learn more about two decades of innovative conservation work in this landscape, from The Cascades Conservation Partnership to the I-90 Wildlife Corridor Campaign, in our award-winning documentary, Cascade Crossroads, available on Facebook and YouTube. We hope you’ll tune in tonight!

Mitch (that’s him speaking left of the log) touring a 700-year-old Douglas fir around the country during the Ancient Forest Rescue Expedition in 1991. Photo: Dan Dancer

Click the ‘Get Reminder’ button on our Facebook posts to be notified when the Earth Week talks begin!


On Thursday again at 5 pm, join us for “Wild Earth Days of the Past, Present and Future” to hear our Communications Associate Keiko Betcher interview Conservation Northwest Founder and Executive Director Mitch Friedman about memories from past Earth Day events, and the significance of organizing and collaborating in the broader conservation movement.

From 1985, when he organized the first Earth Day celebration at the University of Washington in nearly a decade, to founding Conservation Northwest in 1989 and hauling a 700-year-old Douglas fir to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Earth Day 1990, Mitch has had many interesting experiences around this now global day of environmental advocacy.

During this live interview, we’ll share takeaways from these experiences and how they apply to Earth Day’s role in the conservation movement, how citizen movements influence our democracy, and Conservation Northwest’s collaborative approach for securing a wild future in our region and beyond.

Chase speaking at an event in Seattle.

We hope you’ll join us! And please participate by submitting comments or questions during the live talks.

For more on this 50th Earth Day, visit our partners at They’re sharing perspectives from local elected, community and conservation leaders, artists and musicians, and more!

For the Wild,

Chase Gunnell
Communications Director

Mule deer traveling under the Gold Creek Wildlife Undercrossing near Snoqualmie Pass. Photo: WSDOT