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GREAT OLD BROADS FOR WILDERNESS
April 20, 2010

Great Old Broads is one of a kind: effective, empowering, and fun. They give a voice to the older, impassioned, experienced, wise female, and thus fill an important niche in the environmental and wilderness movement. In a time of large environmental organizations caving to corporate money (see The Nation, March 4, 2010 The Wrong Kind of Green), Great Old Broads remains staunchly independent, grassroots, and true to their mission of protecting wild places. Their campaigns to combat abuse from off-road vehicles and overgrazing on public lands have led to more responsible management plans protecting our public lands for future generations. Their many activities to engage people in both national and local issues are always imaginative, collaborative, non-confrontational, and great fun. As the name suggests, all is done with a sense of humor, and a constant eye towards protecting our pristine public lands for future generations.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our gatherings, called Broadwalks, where we spend a weekend in a wilderness area,learning the issues. Most noticeable is the personal transformation of women (and men) from nature, and from the wonderful Broads energy and camaraderie.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fun and humor, and knowledge that we are making a difference in reducing the abuse of off-road vehicles and overgrazing on our public lands, and protecting wild places for future generations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best! smart, engaged, dedicated, and fun-loving.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make sure future generations inherit wild, pristine lands, clean air and water, rich biodiversity, the many natural and scientific benefits of wilderness, and all the opportunities we have, and more, for quiet recreation in wilderness areas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I attended a weekend workshop on wilderness grassroots activism and forming a local group.