Dear Sierra Club members and supporters,
|Host a house party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and protect America’s special places!|
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law and since then over 750 wilderness areas have been designated from coast to coast – from Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to 1.5 million acres of Florida’s Everglades.
Americans have used the Wilderness Act to preserve nearly 110 million acres of public lands in their natural state for everyone to enjoy — but there are still so many deserving wild lands that must be protected. Wild lands filter the air we breathe and the water we drink; they generate fertile soils, control pests that destroy crops, provide habitat for wildlife, sequester carbon pollution and control floods. They also contribute to the multi-billion dollar outdoor recreation economy and provide important opportunities for people from all backgrounds to reconnect with nature.
The more people know about why wilderness matters the more they will do to protect these special places!
That’s why the Sierra Club is teaming up with the Smithsonian Channel to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and to get the word out about how we can protect more of America’s wild lands!
Sign up to host a house party on September 2. You will have the opportunity to join in a discussion with Sierra Club Executive Director, Michael Brune about the Wilderness Act and get an advance screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s special Wilderness episode of Aerial America! Sign up and host a house party now!
HOUSE PARTY EVENT DETAILS:
WHO: Friends, family, Sierra Club, Smithsonian Channel and you!
WHAT: Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary Celebration House Party
WHEN: Tuesday, September 2 at 5pm PST, 6pm MST, 7pm CST, 8pm EST
WHERE: Your house!
We make hosting a house party easy. You will be provided all the materials you need to have a successful event including a step-by-step guide, a DVD of the Smithsonian Channel Aerial America episode and a follow-up call to answer any questions you might have.
You’ll be taken on a cross-country journey over the icy wild of Alaska, past western mountains and otherworldly stone monoliths, and across deserts, badlands and everglades. Collectively these untamed worlds tell the story of America’s ancient history, its westward expansion, and its grassroots conservation, all offered from a spectacular bird’s eye view.
You’ll also be doing your part to help engage more people in the movement to protect America’s special places for generations to come – places like Boulder-White Clouds in Idaho and Greater Canyonlands in Utah.
Thanks for all you do to protect the environment,
Our Wild America Campaign — Director