That level of involvement by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is inspiring and truly humbling. What’s in the water over there, so to speak? Why has NatureBridge become so beloved and supported by the law firm?
Well, in general the firm is very socially-minded and we really value being involved in our communities. More specifically I think NatureBridge really strikes a chord for us in terms of providing environmental education (and fun) for thousands and thousands of children and teens, many of whom may live in cities and may not otherwise have that exposure to national parks and the natural environment.
Have NatureBridge’s programs impacted you and your family directly?
Back when two of my children were in high school, they attended NatureBridge’s environmental education program in Yosemite. They absolutely loved it. They learned so much about the environment and it deepened their appreciation of Yosemite’s beauty and majesty. For me, each year’s Annual Gala is really special. It would be hard, in fact, to pick a favorite memory of mine from any of the galas over the years. The speakers have all been incredibly inspiring.
Dipa has spent time on campus with her family, and her daughter’s Girl Scout troop even spent their cookie dollars on a NatureBridge field trip! Needless to say, all time spent on any of NatureBridge’s campuses is magical. Dipa’s son was scheduled to go on an Olympic summer backpacking trip last year, but unfortunately that got cancelled due to COVID. He and his friends are eagerly awaiting that program reopening.
It’s clear that the individual staff members and attorneys feel strongly about supporting NatureBridge and its environmental science education; what makes Davis Wright Tremaine LLP choose to be a sponsor of NatureBridge at an institutional level?
We are very proud of our association with NatureBridge and appreciate all of the great work it does for the communities we practice in. NatureBridge’s work on the Elwha River restoration is so inspiring, and so impactful on local communities. The work done to bring children to the outdoors and expose them to the environment is absolutely vital. We have enjoyed being a sponsor of NatureBridge for years, and want to wish the organization a very happy 50th anniversary.