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North Olympic Land Trust’s ‘Conservation Breakfast’ set for Friday

An aerial photo shows conserved farmland and wildlife habitat on private properties near the mouth of the Dungeness River. About 325 acres of farmland and habitat in this photo are permanently conserved through conservation easements between the Land Trust and local landowners.  - Photo by Russ Mellon
An aerial photo shows conserved farmland and wildlife habitat on private properties near the mouth of the Dungeness River. About 325 acres of farmland and habitat in this photo are permanently conserved through conservation easements between the Land Trust and local landowners.
— image credit: Photo by Russ Mellon

The North Olympic Land Trust hosts its fifth Conservation Breakfast, set for 8 a.m. on Friday, March 21, at the Red Lion Hotel on the Port Angeles waterfront.

This year’s breakfast focuses on the long history of efforts to conserve the farms, fish and forests of the Dungeness River Watershed. The event includes an award to W. Ron Allen and the natural resources staff at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for their efforts to protect and steward natural lands along the Dungeness River.

“The Land Trust is looking forward to presenting Ron and his team with our first annual Out Standing in the Field Award,” Land Trust Executive Director Tom Sanford said. “The tribe continues to lead the way in providing resources and leadership to community efforts to maintain and restore the health of the Dungeness River.”

North Olympic Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization that conserves land across the North Olympic Peninsula. The Land Trust works with willing landowners to create permanent agreements to conserve corridors of land necessary for the community to grow healthy food, maintain working lands and protect fish and wildlife habitat.

Founded by community members in 1990, to date the Land Trust has worked with more than 80 different landowners to permanently conserve 2,738 acres across Clallam County, including 458 acres of farmland, 10.2 miles of salmon bearing rivers and streams and 1,513 acres of forests.

Past Conservation Breakfasts have celebrated the work of local conservationists John Willits and Gary Colley.

The breakfast is complimentary, though donations are appreciated. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are required for this popular event and can be made by contacting Brad Tesreau at 417-1815 ext. 4 or brad@northolympiclandtrust.org.

Find more information at the Land Trust’s website: www.NorthOlympicLandTrust.org.

 

 

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