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Great Peninsula Conservancy Spring Dinner

When: Thursday, 2 May 2019, 6–9 p.m.
Where: Kiana Lodge, 14976 Ne Sandy Hook Rd., Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Besides the events described below, this dinner will also give people the opportunity to say thank you to Sandra Staples-Bortner, who is retiring as executive director of Great Peninsula Conservancy after eleven years of exceptional leadership. Her farewell message—and a recounting of the amazing achievements by GPC members, partners, and staff for the benefit of habitat, wildlife, and people—is available at

“Keynote speaker:
Guido Rahr is the President and CEO of Wild Salmon Center.  Under Mr. Rahr’s leadership, Wild Salmon Center has developed scientific research, habitat protection and fisheries improvement projects in dozens of rivers in Japan, the Russian Far East, Alaska, British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest, raising over $100 million in grants, establishing eight new conservation organizations, and protecting eight million acres of habitat including public lands management designations and eight new large scale habitat reserves on key salmon rivers across the Pacific Rim.  The title of his talk "From Kamchatka to Puget Sound: the fate of salmon in the 21st century" promises to be an educational and inspirational finish to our celebratory evening.”          
“Join other community sponsors for our annual Spring Dinner. This annual fundraising event at the historic Kiana Lodge includes recognition of project partners and a special tribute to a member of the local conservation community. All proceeds from the event benefit Great Peninsula Conservancy's conservation work. Review the sponsorship prospectus. 

“Who we are:
Great Peninsula Conservancy’s mission is to conserve vibrant forests, streams, shorelines and community greenspaces to help wildlife and people thrive. We commit to caring for the lands we protect to ensure wildlife and people enjoy the many benefits of nature well into the future. We enrich lives by offering opportunities for people to experience nature close up. To date we have preserved over 10,000 acres of evergreen forests, salmon streams, marine shorelines and community parks.

 “Our Reach:
Projected attendance is 350 people from Kitsap, Pierce, and Mason Counties. Attendees include political leaders, business executives, conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts. This event is marketed via direct mail to our mailing list of over 2,000 people, highlighted on our website, and publicized through social media channels and our network of local and regional partners.”
     — source:, accessed 8 Mar 2019, updated 12 Apr 2019