100 Women for the Wild – Making a Difference

Join us for a special Garden Party, August 6

“Sometimes an idea just feels right, and you go for it,” explains Tehri Parker, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Wild. “We knew that there was a long-standing gender bias in the sciences. We also knew that women we talked to everyday wanted to be change agents for the environment. So, we started 100 Women for the Wild as a way to explore what we could do together.”

Since the start of the program last fall, the 100 Women for the Wild network has taken on some awesome projects. Together we have:

  • Produced and promoted a short film about one of the most threatened species in Colorado, the Gunnison sage-grouse. The film has been viewed by over 800 people, and is scheduled to be shown at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York this fall.
  • Implemented the Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up, an online listing of environmental events, actions, education and recreational opportunities and volunteer projects.
  • Developed “Don’t Drive, Thrive,” a list of alternative transportation options for traveling on I-70. The list will help people reduce their impact on wildlife along one of Colorado’s busiest roadways.
  • Offered our first Emerging Female Leader summer internship! Thanks to the generous donations of our 100 Women for the Wild members, we were able to offer Gabrielle Vermeire a paid internship. Gabby is helping us to defend the Endangered Species Act from legislative attacks, and will be joining our science team to conduct field research on the American pika.

You can learn more about our programs, meet our summer intern, and join the inspiring women who make up this group at our 100 Women for the Wild Garden Party, Sunday, August 6, 5:00-7:00 pm in Washington Park East. We will have wine, snacks, and free Bath Bombs courtesy of LUSH Cosmetics.

RSVP to Tehri Parker if you are interested in attending.

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