Published January 31, 2013
Gov. Inslee to speak at Capitol Land Trust annual breakfastJohn Dodge; Staff writer
Governor Jay Inslee will speak at Capitol Land Trust's Ninth Annual Conservation Breakfast in one of his first public engagements since inauguration.The land trust annual breakfast fundraiser is set for 7 a.m., Feb. 12, in the Marcus Pavilion at St. Martin's University, Lacey.The breakfast is expected to draw some 500 conservationists, business owners, elected officials, landowners, tribal leaders, volunteers, farmers, builders and others - all of whom turn out to support the collaborative conservation work of Capitol Land Trust and its partners.Breakfast attendees will also receive an update from Olympic National Park official Barbara Maynes on Elwha River dam removal and restoration, the largest project of its kind in the country.Former Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge manager Jean Takekawa will be honored for her 35-year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.The Capitol Land Trust celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The non-profit group has conserved more than 5,000 acres of wildlife habitat and working farms and forestland in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor and Lewis Counties. For tickets and more information about the event, contact land trust associate director Kathleen Ackley at 360-943-3012 or email@example.com.