Committed to the Next 100 Years, Washington's Private Forest Landowners Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Jun 10, 2008, 01:00 ET from Washington Forest Protection Association

    OLYMPIA, Wash., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington
 Forest Protection Association is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2008.
 The association was established on September 4, 1908 as the Washington
 Forest Fire Association to help fight forest fires. To celebrate the 100th
 Anniversary, WFPA is launching a new micro-Web site today highlighting the
 timber industry in the state, including historical information,
 photographs, and a look into the future of the industry. The link is We are also announcing a special annual
 meeting in honor of the anniversary on Thursday, November 20th in Olympia,
 WA at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club.
     "This is a significant milestone for our association and the forest
 industry in the Evergreen State," said Cindy Mitchell, Senior Director of
 Strategic Communications. "This year we are celebrating the past while
 committing to the future with the next 100 years of forestry in Washington
     WFPA is a trade association representing private forest landowners in
 Washington State. Our members are large and small companies, individuals
 and families who grow, harvest and re-grow trees on more than 4 million
 acres. We operate in multiple arenas: predominately public policy and
 regulations, public information, K-12 environmental education, taxation,
 and with the legislature. We are also committed to advancing sustainable
 forestry in Washington State to provide forest products and environmental
 benefits for the public. We establish balanced forest policies that
 encourage investment in forestland, protection of fish, water and wildlife
 and promote responsible forest management as a preferred land use.
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SOURCE Washington Forest Protection Association