GREAT OLD BROADS FOR WILDERNESS
April 29, 2010
I've been an active, participating Great Old Broad twenty years since the beginning (1990).
My favorite Broad's experience was in 1995 when Orin Hatch announced to America that for no other reason, we need roads in the wilderness for the aged and infirm. In response, the Broads organized a month walk across Utah, from Moab to St George, to let the world know otherwise. Each day we walked in precious wilderness without roads. Much of this land was wild public BLM land, magnificent but without permanent protection. Experiencing this cause and rare beauty changed my life forever. We changed other lives forever by bringing attention to these wild places. Local media responded and we attracted PBS crews, both radio and TV, at several locations.
Most years I participate with the Broads at a carefully chosen sensitive wild site -- our purpose is to educate ourselves, perform service projects in wild places, take the word to the world that these lands need permanent protection, from the grass-roots up AND TO HAVE FUN WHILE WE'RE DOING IT.
Following the WALK ACROSS UTAH, I worked for five years with the Escalante,Utah BLM and cattle ranchers monitorina long-term grazing issues on wild lands that cry for protection.
Each year I participate in our Broad's on-line auction, our major fundraiser -- last weekend I hosted a trailhead breakfast at my mountain home in Sonoma Valley and led an all day hike in now-protected wilderness.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
The staff and volunteers I've met live to create permanent protection for wild places. They have fun and work exclusively with positive motivation. There's a work-place, fun-place for everyone who'd like to be a Great Old Broad.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & One Month Walk Across Utah.