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The Nature Conservancy — the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people presents: FREE HAPPY HOURS

Learn more about Washington’s Next Generation at these free spring and summer happy hour events.
Events will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and presentations on environmental and conservation issues. RSVP with Brenda Tincher (btincher or 206-343-4345 X 389):

June 11, 2010, Microsoft
4-5:30 p.m. at the SpitFire Grill on the Microsoft Campus
Washington to Africa: What is the connection? Elizabeth Gray, The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Science in Washington, will discuss why saving chimpanzees in Africa brings lessons learned for saving Washington’s forests and farmlands for people and wildlife.

June 24, 2010, Downtown Seattle
6-7:30 p.m. at the Triple Door, Green and Red Suite
Reinventing windmills – the 20th century Don Quixote. Molly Ingraham, Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy’s Eastern Washington Program, will discuss why renewable energy isn’t exactly a conservationist’s dream and the efforts under way to find win-win solutions for the future of alternative energy in Washington.

July 9, 2010, Microsoft
4-5:30pmSpitFire Grill on the Microsoft Campus
How to debate Tim Eyman and win. Len Barson, Senior Policy Advisor at The Nature Conservancy, will talk about why he took on Tim Eyman, as well as other initiatives like I-9330 and I-1033, and how this work on ballot initiatives brings huge wins for conservation.

Outdoor Events:

June 19, 2010
Hike Sauk Mountain
Come join the Next Gen. group as we hike Sauk Mountain during peak wildflower season!You’ll learn about summit to seas conservation in the Skagit Valley with special guest Roger Fuller, landscape ecologist at the Nature Conservancy. Roger will point out different plant species and explain how climate change is affecting the area and what the Conservancy is doing about it.
Don’t miss this awesome learning opportunity (and hike). Hike to start at 10 a.m. and is open to anyone. For more details or to RSVP, contact Brenda Tincher. (btincher Directions and carpool options to be provided upon RSVP.

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