Great Old Broads

It’s Our 25th Anniversary!

Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national organization that engages and ignites  the activism of elders to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. Broads gives voice to the millions of older Americans who want to protect their public lands as Wilderness for this and future generations.  We bring experience, commitment, and humor to the movement to protect the last wild places on Earth.

Join us for our Classic Broadwalk, this May 1-5th as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. Only 35 miles from Moab, this special Broads gathering will be held near La Sal, Utah.  Birthed in Utah, the Broads continues to be deeply engaged in protecting Utah’s wild lands. Learn more about the current status of conservation of the region, or join a service project (what we call our Broadwork events), and meet some of the long time Broads who have dedicated their time and energy to make a positive change. Share and enjoy stories of 25 years of adventures and activism with our active members. For more information, click here.

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act! The nation is planning big things in celebration of the Act that is the envy of the world. September 13 marks the beginning of Wilderness Week in D.C. and Wilderness 50 is planning a 5-day conference in Albuquerque, NM, October 15-19.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness is also its 25th anniversary!  Join us in the celebration!

National Parks
 Free Admission Days in 2014:  
April 19-20 - National Park Week’s opening weekendAugust 25 - National Park Service’s 98th birthday; September 27 - National Public Lands Day; November 11 - Veterans Day. View this beautiful National Park Service video that explains the Wilderness Act.


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2014 Broadband Leader Boot Camp – April 10-14

Activate your Passion for Wild Places at Broads 2014 Wilderness Advocacy Boot Camp, April 10-14. Where: Ghost Ranch Retreat & Education Center – Abiquiu, NM DEADLINE to APPLY is MARCH 10! Apply to be a volunteer Broadband Leader and attend the 2014 Wilderness Advocacy Boot Camp. This is no ordinary boot camp! The Great Old Broads for…

River Rafting FUNdraiser Trip – Gates of Lodore on Green River, UT – June 4-7, 2014

Dates: June 4-7, 2014 Location: Vernal, UT Cost: $917 per person (a portion is a tax deductible donation to Broads) Reserve your spot by contacting: Holiday Expeditions at 800-624-6323 Description: FUNdraiser – River Trip - Gates of Lodore on Green River through Dinosaur National Monument with Holiday Expeditions Join Karen Ryman (Broads Board Chair, wilderness advocate and consummate…