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Date:
June 3, 2020
Time:
4:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
Doors open at 4:45pm, hosted dinner starts at 5:30pm, and program begins at 6:00pm.
Location:
Pioneer Park Pavilion
Address:
330 S Meridian
Puyallup , WA 98371
Contact:
253.845.9770
Cost:
Free
the text "2020 Conservation Celebration" in a white circle surrounded by illustrations of west
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RESCHEDULED: 2020 Annual Conservation Celebration

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Come join us to celebrate our conservation accomplishments from 2019 and to honor our conservation award winners! Keynote speaker is Valerie Segrest!

Pierce Conservation District is closely tracking the risks associated with COVID-19 and is following the recommendations of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to reduce the risk of exposure to our staff and program participants.
If you are a person that is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (fever; cough; shortness of breath); 60-years or older; someone with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes; someone with a weakened immune system; or pregnant, we ask that you do not attend our workshops or events. If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, you will be asked to leave.
If you are in a high risk category listed above, and you choose to attend one of our workshops or events, you do so at your own risk.


Agenda

4:45 pm – Mingling with partner booths
5:30 pm – Program begins
6:20 pm – Keynote speaker: Valerie Segrest
6:45 pm – Awards and recognition
Voting will be open from 4pm to 8pm in the far end of the building


Speaker 


Valerie Segrest
, an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, serves as Native American Agriculture Fund’s (NAAF) Regional Director for Native Food and Knowledge Systems.

For more than a decade Ms. Segrest has dedicated her work in the field of Nutrition and Human Health Science towards the efforts of the food sovereignty movement and catalyzing food security strategies rooted in education, awareness and overcoming barriers to accessing traditional foods for tribal communities throughout North America. By utilizing a community based participatory action research approach she has worked to organize tribal community members in grassroots efforts towards strengthening sustainable food systems that are culturally relevant and nutritionally appropriate.

Website and bio:
https://nativeamericanagriculturefund.org/valeriesegrest/

TED talk:
http://www.tedxrainier.com/speakers/valerie-segrest/

Awards

Brian Abott Above and Beyond - Boeing, Shyla Miller
Ernie Bay Lifetime Achievement Award - George Walter, Nisqually Land Trust
Community Food Project of the Year - Hosmer Community Garden
Conservation Practice Implementer of the Year - Four Elements Farm
Partner of the Year - Kathleen Guillozet, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Educator of the Year - Melissa Myers
Public Agency - Pierce County Library System
Volunteer of the Year - Heather Shadko, Silver Creek Habitat Steward




Dinner provided by Table 47
Dessert provided by Bite Me Inc.
Coffee provided by Anthem Coffee





 District Elections Notice: The Pierce Conservation District will conduct a “by-mail” and “in-person voting” election on March 25, 2020 for a position on its Board of Supervisors. District Supervisors serve in volunteer, unpaid positions for three-year terms. Click Here to learn more.


Click Here to Request a Ballot by 4:00pm March 4th or vote in person at our Conservation Celebration.