Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

2017 marks Washington Environmental Council’s 50th anniversary and we are hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration to kick off this big year on Saturday, March 18th. We hope you, our friends and partners, will join us to start this year-long celebration in style.

Registration is now closed! The event is completely sold out and no tickets will be sold at the door. 

The event will start at 6pm with a cocktail reception –  chat with good friends, make new ones, snack on appetizers, and purchase a Mystery Bag from Filson, REI, O.R., or SealLine. The program will start around 7:45pm and will include a financial ask. Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson and Green for All Director, Vien Truong will join us as our guest speakers.

If you’ve been to our Green Gala event in the past, expect some changes. For one, we will not have a live auction. And in place of our large silent auction we will have Mystery Bags for sale to support WEC – no bidding required, just make sure you’re one of the first to sign up for a bag at the level you want to give ($1,000-$50) and you’ll take home a backpack, duffle, dry bag, or daypack filled with premium gifts from local businesses such as Argosy Cruises, Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge, and Agrodolce. Take a look at the Mystery Bags here.

We will also feature a small super silent auction with local trips, dining experiences, Amtrak miles, and other items worth starting a bidding war over. Take a look at the auction items here. And as this event will serve as the platform for the next 50 years, there will also be a chance to make a gift during the program.

You have been at the heart of our work and have helped us achieve major accomplishments in the past 50 years to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment. We couldn’t be more proud to have had the support of our members, partners, sponsors in this past half century – thank you for being a part of us. All of us here at WEC look forward to kicking off the next 50, together.

Already have plans on March 18th? Please consider making a special 50th anniversary gift to WEC to show your support from afar and fuel our work into the next 50 years.

Email WEC Events Manager Minta Crafts or call at 206.631.2612



Table Captain Info

Do you know some folks that also love WEC or would like to get to know us? Go above and beyond for our 50th and volunteer to build a table of 10 guests to attend with you. 10 people too many? Shoot for a half table of 5 and we’ll pair you with other great guests. Events are more fun when you’re surrounded by your friends, contact Minta Crafts for more info about filling a table.


Sponsorship Info

Interested in showcasing your company or organization in front of our crowd of 500+ environmentalists, community and business leaders, WEC friends, and elected officials? Levels start at $1,750 and provide ample exposure to our members and guests the night of the event. Contact Evan Escamilla, (206) 631.2613 for our sponsorship opportunities.


Date, Time,  & Location

Saturday, March 18th

Washington State Convention Center
Ballroom 6E



Were proud to welcome Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson and Green for All Director, Vien Truong as our guest speakers.

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