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Conservation fund set up in name of Northwest Trek’s late deputy director

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 3, 2012 at 6:10 am with No Comments »
August 3, 2012 6:10 am

A conservation fund has been set up in the name of Dave Ellis, Northwest Trek’s deputy director who died last month.

The David E. Ellis Conservation Fund will support animal health care, animal facilities and species recovery.

Ellis led the animal park for nearly 28 years before dying July 17 at age 65.

He was known for his love of animals, kind, adventurous spirit and dedication to showing people how exciting the outdoors could be. Ellis helped Northwest Trek receive and keep accreditation, expand its animal collection and work toward preserving multiple species.

Donations can be made to the Northwest Trek Foundation, a nonprofit organization used to support programs and projects at the wildlife park. Mail to:

Northwest Trek Foundation
David E. Ellis Conservation Fund
11610 Trek Drive E.
Eatonville, WA 98328

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