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Friday, February 12, 2010

Polly Dyer's birthday party this Saturday (February 13th) at 1:00 at the Mountaineers Building

This is a reminder about Polly Dyer's birthday party this Saturday (February 13th) at 1:00 at the Mountaineers Building at 7700 Sandpoint Way in Seattle.  See you there.

In recognition of the body of Polly’s life work, Congressman Inslee made a statement on the floor of the House of Representatives.  That statement is now a part of the Congressional Record.

The Congressman had hoped to attend the event on Saturday, but a scheduling conflict prevents him from participating in the event.  He asked if staff could attend in his place to read the short congressional statement and present Polly with the document.


Economic Recovery Coordinator
Office of U.S. Congressman Jay Inslee (WA-01)

We also have a Proclamation from King County Executive Dow Constantine, and a Proclamation from Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, because February 13 is Polly Dyer Day!

And consider this: "Polly Dyer... undertook a 1400+ mile Alaska bike trip in 1949 along with her friend Dixie Woodburn, both on 3-speed Schwinns" 


Tom Hammond said...

Happy Birthday Polly! Sorry I wasn't able to attend the party in person, but you know I was there in spirit. Indeed, I think you have personally infused me with a conservation energy that is such a wonderful gift--on your birthday you're supposed to receive gifts, but in reality, your gifts to all of us in the form of North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park (gotta' love that coast!!) and the various Wilderness Areas is unmatched, and profoundly meaningful. Here's to you, Polly Dyer--you're the best!

Susan Schrepfer said...

From Susan Schrepfer in New Jersey:

Happy Birthday Polly! I wish I were there to commend you for your contributions to conservation. Years ago, when I was with the Sierra Club and the Oral History Office at Berkeley, I interviewed you at length about your life and your efforts, especially in behalf of the Sierra Club and the North Cascades. At the time you invited me into your home and treated me so wonderfully. Your words inspired me then as they have many conservationists and historians since.