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Wilderness 50th Celebration Week in Eugene, August 30 – September 7, 2014

September 3, 2019

$65 – $75

Wilderness 50th Celebration Week in Eugene, August 30 – September 7, 2014

Take a hike, relax with a movie, hoist a brew, and get inspired as you celebrate Wilderness

Chandra LeGue

Eugene, OR | 8.19.14

Events and activities celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act are planned in Eugene during the week surrounding the September 3rd anniversary. From Wilderness hikes, a happy hour at Ninkasi, a Wilderness film screening, and a Celebration Open House at the Obsidians Lodge, the Wilderness 50th Celebration Week has something for all Wilderness lovers! (See full schedule and details below.)

A diverse group of organizations – including conservation advocacy groups Oregon Wild, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, and the Sierra Club’s Many Rivers Group; recreation interests like The Obsidians, and trails and equestrian groups; and the Willamette National Forest – are involved in the Eugene events. Other events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act have been happening across the country (http://wilderness50th.org/).

Signed by President Lyndon Johnson on September 3rd, 1964, the Act ensured the protection of America’s most spectacular landscapes for enjoyment by future generations. President Johnson said, “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.”

Today, more than 110 million acres of Wilderness are protected across the nation. In Oregon, this includes nearly 2.5 million acres – from Mt. Hood and the Three Sisters to the Eagle Cap, Opal Creek, and Steens Mountain. Millions of Americans enjoy Wilderness areas for hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing and more.

Eugene Wilderness 50th Celebration Week Schedule

Saturday, August 30th Obsidians hike to Maxwell Butte in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. Pre-registration required, more info at www.obsidians.org
Tuesday, September 2nd


Wilderness 50th Celebration Happy Hour at Ninkasi Brewing.

Have a beer, and learn more about Wilderness in Oregon from recreation and conservation organizations that will be on hand.

Wednesday, September 3rd Obsidians hike to Lowder Mountain in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Pre-registration required, more info at www.obsidians.org
Wednesday, September 3rd

6:00-7:00 social hour

7:00-8:30 film & presentation

Oregon Wild film screening of “Forever Wild: Celebrating America’s Wilderness” at the Bijou Theater, 492 E. 13th Ave.

$10 at www.bijou-cinemas.com. More info at www.oregonwild.org

Friday, September 5th Oregon Wild hike to Shale Ridge, bordering the Three Sisters and Waldo Lake Wilderness areas. Pre-registration required at www.oregonwild.org
Saturday, September 6th Sierra Club hike on the East Fork Trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness. RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/SierraClub-ManyRivers
Sunday, September 7th


Wilderness Celebration Open House at the Obsidians Lodge.

Guest speaker: Bill Sullivan. More info at www.obsidians.org

– See more at: http://www.oregonwild.org/about/press/wilderness-50th-celebration-week-eugene-august-30-september-7-2014#sthash.8irLtj0J.dpuf


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