The Vet Voice Foundation participates in Wilderness Week panel in Washington, DC
The Vet Voice Foundation, represented by California Director Steve Dunwoody, participated in a special panel focused on Veterans for "Wilderness Week", on September 16th in Washington, DC.
The panel took place at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, and included Mike Quigley of The Wilderness Society and Paul Anderson of Huts for Vets. The attendees included a wide assortment of Congressional staffers, conservation groups and activists from across the country.
Panelists discussed and provided presentations on how their organizations worked to involve Veterans in wilderness and conservation issues, immediately followed with questions from the audience. "The panel was a great opportunity to speak about the unique voice for conservation and wilderness we provide to members on both sides of the aisle.", remarked Steve following the event, "It also was good to join with others on the panel in agreeing that getting Veterans engaged in conservation and in the wilderness, helps those who were in combat recover from the traumas of war."