About Hazel Wolf
Hazel Wolf (1898 - 2000) Activist / Citizen / Environmentalist / Leader
Hazel Wolf, a long-time resident of Washington, inspired thousands with her wit, drive, and dedication to the environment. Born in Victoria, British Columbia on March 10, 1898, Ms. Wolf moved to Seattle in 1923 where she gradually achieved a prominent role in environmental efforts on local, national and international levels.
Wolf was a past president of the Federation of Outdoor Clubs and editor of its magazine, Outdoor West. She was co-founder of the Seattle Audubon Society and helped organize 21 other chapters in the region. She also co-founded the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice that advances environmental safety in low-income urban housing.
For her life efforts she received the Audubon Medal for Excellence in Environmental Achievement (1977), the Washington State Department of Game’s Award for services in protection of wildlife (1978) and the State of Washington Environmental Excellence Award (1978). Additional honors include the Sol Feinstein Award from the State University of New York for her work with Seattle Audubon’s “Trailside Series”, the National Audubon Society’s Conservationist of the Year Award (1978) and the Association of Biologists and Ecologists of Nicaragua’s Award for nature conservation (1988).
Ms. Wolf was also recognized with the People’s Daily World’s Newsmaker Award, the Washington State Legislature Award for environmental work and the Women in Communications’ top honor, the Matrix Award for Women of Achievement. She was a member of the National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and the Earth Island Institute.