13th Annual Conservation Breakfast
Resilient Lands, Resilient Communities:
Introducing your new Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, and celebrating the WA Coast Restoration Initiative
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
7:00 – 7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast Buffet
7:30 – 8:30 AM Program
Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin’s University
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and fabulous program!
A donation will be requested during the program – donations support Capitol Land Trust’s mission.
Caring for our lands – public and private – is a cornerstone of conservation. In one of her first public speeches as the new Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz will share her vision for the Department of Natural Resources and how healthy, resilient lands contribute to resilient communities. Capitol Land Trust will recognize Representatives Steve Tharinger and Richard DeBolt with the Conservation Leadership Award for their bi-partisan effort in establishing the WA Coast Restoration Initiative, which funded $11.2 million in local habitat restoration projects including our Darlin Creek Preserve project!
More on Hilary Franz and the Department of Natural Resources
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Hilary has resided in Washington for 20 years and committed her career to working on environmental, local government, and public policy issues. Franz served as executive director of Futurewise, an advocacy group focused on preventing the conversion of wildlife habitat, open space, farmland, and working forests to development and making urban areas livable. As a private practice attorney, she specialized in land use and environmental law. Franz has served on numerous local boards, including the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, Washington Environmental Council, Conservation Northwest, and Friends of the Farms. She lives on a small farm on Bainbridge Island with her three sons. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages 5.8 million acres of forests, farmland and aquatic land across Washington including Natural Areas such as Woodard Bay and Kennedy Creek. DNR is also the state’s largest on-call fire department, responding to fires on 13 million acres of private and state-owned forest lands.
Thank You Sponsors!
Thank You Table Captains!
Rich Boyesen & Penny Black
Evergreen State College – Graduate Program on the Environment
Green Diamond Resource Company
Ken Guza & Diana Larsen-Mills
Bill & Joy Justis
Kiley Juergens Wealth Management
Law Office of Richard L. Hughes PLLC
Skip & Judy McGinty
Native Plant Salvage Fndn/WSU Water Resources
Panorama Green Team
Craig Partridge & Lou Ann Dunlap
Greg Richards & Julie Sandberg
Bob Van Schoorl
Bobbie & Norm Schoss
Squaxin Island Tribe
Priscilla & Tom Terry
Tom Terry & Daron Williams
Gary & Sandra Worthington
Bill Yake & Jeannette Barreca