Polly Dyer, driving force for Northwest conservation, dead at 96 – Seattle Times

Goodbye to another legend.

The majestic wilderness of Shi Shi Beach, an indelible sight for many visitors to the Olympic wilderness near Neah Bay, might look entirely different today if not for the cheerful tenacity of Polly Dyer, a conservationist icon who died Sunday in Shoreline. She was 96. Equally at home testifying before Congress or entertaining a new generation of environmentalists in her Lake City living room, Pauline “Polly” Dyer came from modest means to become a driving force in Northwest wilderness and conservation circles. While unable to attend college as a young woman, she would grow up to count governors and Supreme Court justices among her friends. Claudia Rowe reports. (Seattle Times)


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  1. I had the pleasure of working with Polly during my years with Puget Soundkeeper Alliance in the 90’s. She was an inspiration and and all around good human being. We were lucky she chose to put her energies into our environment…..

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