The Northwest Trek Foundation is a Washington State registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes and sustains the mission of Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Our Conservation Actions
Since 1975, Northwest Trek Foundation has supported Northwest Trek Wildlife Park efforts in conserving wildlife and habitat for our planet. The park has been recognized for over 25 years of high standards by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.
ABOUT the FOUNDATION
The Northwest Trek Foundation is a Washington State registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that promotes conservation, education and recreation to a regional and national community through the unique display of Pacific Northwest native wildlife in their habitats at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, Washington.
The Foundation is comprised of volunteer community members from a variety of backgrounds, who work collaboratively to promote this beautiful 725-acre wildlife park.
The projects and programs selected by the Foundation for funding must educate the public about the importance of our diverse wildlife and the need for responsible land conservation for future generations. The Foundation meets regularly throughout the year to discuss, review and identify projects for funding. Once a project has been identified for funding, the Foundation gets to work utilizing their individual skills, talents and strengths to support the project. The Foundation is always looking for individuals and businesses to partner with to help bring our programs and projects from vision to reality.
For example, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park opened Kids’ Trek, a $1.9 million half-acre nature-inspired playground in spring 2016. The project was funded in partnership with the Northwest Trek Foundation through the support of companies, individuals, and private foundations and a voter-approved Metro Parks Tacoma bond issue.
Additional support is generated for exhibits, education programs, scientific research, conservation activities, and equipment, animal husbandry and care. Funds are generated through annual appeal gifts, grants, individual donations, corporate sponsorships, capital campaigns and fundraising for special events.
Foundation Board Members
Cathy Torgerson, PresidentWindermere
John Patterson, Vice-PresidentChinook Roofing & Gutters
Jonathan Fender, SecretaryThe Boeing Company
Rob Lindgren, TreasurerBrantley Janson Yost & Ellison
Debi Gregory, Past-PresidentEdward Jones
Eric ArnaultEnumclaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Liz BeckelmanCommunity Volunteer
Jenifer HawkinsMortgage Loan Officer
Kyle JohnsonSouth Hill Veterinary Hospital
Lori PriceDepartment of Natural Resources
Renée RickettsEatonville School District
Lindsay SmolkoBethel School District
Denice VossVoss Chiropractic
Jami WheelerLeavitt Group NW
- Are elected and serve at least one three (3) year term
- Attend regular monthly board meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm
- Actively serve on at least one board committee
- Assist in board policy development through thoughtful preparation and active participation
- Participate in fundraising and special events
- Pledge a personal and meaningful financial contribution to the Northwest Trek Foundation as an annual gift, and maintain membership during term in office
- Work to enhance the development of the Northwest Trek Foundation and growth of its community support