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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Foundation Board Members

  • Cathy Torgerson, President
  • Denice Voss, Vice-President
    Voss Chiropractic
  • Jonathan Fender, Secretary
    The Boeing Company
  • Rob Lindgren, Treasurer
    Brantley Janson Certified Public Accountants
  • Debi Gregory, Past-President
    Edward Jones
  • Eric Arnault
    Enumclaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Bill Best
  • Jenifer Hawkins
    Caliber Home Loans
  • Kyle Johnson
    South Hill Veterinary Hospital
  • John Patterson
    Chinook Roofing Inc.
  • Lori Price
    Department of Natural Resources
  • Renée Ricketts
    Eatonville School District
  • Lindsay Smolko
    Bethel School District
  • Jami Wheeler
    Leavitt Group NW
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer board member, please consider the following. All board members:
  • 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
For additional information or questions? Contact