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 www.wfpa.org/features/anniversary. 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 State." 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. For more information, please visit: www.wfpa.org.
SOURCE Washington Forest Protection Association