McNulty to receive North Olympic Land Trust conservation award

PORT ANGELES — Tim McNulty is set to receive the 11th Out Standing in the Field Award at the North Olympic Land Trust Conservation Breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The annual breakfast is at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

The complimentary breakfast includes pastries from Pane d’Amore, coffee from Fogtown Coffee and tea from Goodness Teas; donations are appreciated.

To RSVP, call 360-417-1815 or visit www.northolympiclandtrust.org.

The Out Standing in the Field Award honors those who go above and beyond, making a difference for conservation efforts within the community.

McNulty is a poet, conservationist and nature writer who has lived on the Olympic Peninsula since 1972.

McNulty, the lead author of “Salmon, Cedar, Rock & Rain: Washington’s Olympic Peninsula,” along with writers from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Makah Tribe and Quinault Indian Nation, explores the complex history of development, conservation, restoration and cultural heritage that defines the Peninsula.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the breakfast.

The conservation breakfast also will feature a panel of storytellers who will share images and personal narratives that explore the Peninsula’s past, present and future.

Panelists include McNulty, Loni Grinnell-Greninger, Lynda V. Mapes and David Guterson.

Past recipients of the award include Ron Allen and the Natural Resources Department at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe; the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and its Natural Resources Department; Dick Goin; Jefferson Land Trust; photographers Pat O’Hara and John Gussman; Clallam Conservation District; Kaleen Cottingham; North Olympic Salmon Coalition; and the Dungeness River Management Team.

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