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Health and Nature Lecture with Sally Jewell
Health and Nature Lecture with Sally Jewell
WhenThursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
WhereBenaroya Hall
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
200 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101

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2017 Doug Walker Lecture
Our nation is blessed with an abundance of public lands that have the potential to support happier, healthier communities, strong economies, and environmental resilience. In honor of the legacy of the late Doug Walker (’76), outdoor enthusiast and conservationist, join former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell ('78) to take a closer look at the role public lands and nature plays in our lives, and the importance of connecting all people to the natural world. The 2017 Doug Walker Lecture is presented by the University of Washington College of the Environment and in partnership with REI Co-op and Seattle Foundation.

*Concessions available for purchase at Benaroya starting at 5:30 p.m. Doors to the lecture hall will open at 6:00 p.m.

Sally Jewell was the 51st United States Secretary of the Interior, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. As Secretary, she oversaw national parks, wildlife refuges, relationships with indigenous communities, conservation and resource development public lands and waters, science through United States Geological Survey, and water management in the West. Prior to Interior, Jewell served as president and CEO of REI. She was named Distinguished Fellow in the UW College of the Environment in 2017 and previously served over 11 years as UW Regent.

While working in the private sector, Jewell became known for her involvement in conservation and environmental protection efforts, receiving numerous awards for her service, such as the National Audubon Society's Rachel Carson Award, the Land for People Award from the Trust for Public Land, and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. Locally, she was named to the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust's Hall of Fame for her 21 years of leadership in conservation, and receiving King County's Green Globe Award for environmental stewardship. The University of Washington honored Jewell with its 2016 Alumna Summa Laude Dignata Award.

Event typesLectures/Seminars
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