Polly Dyer, Seattle Conservationist Dies

Dynamo Polly Dyer was 96 when she died last month in November. A life-long conservationist, she and her husband John worked for passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964. Among the many things Polly was involved in: she helped protect Olympic National Park and the underwater Pacific Coast National Marine Sanctuary, she helped develop and preserve the North Cascades National Park, she had a major role in the creation of the North Cascades Conservation Council, the Puget Sound Alliance, and was a key player in the formation of the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority. A mentor and friend to many, she was also an inspiration in protecting the natural world.