David Patton has served in leadership roles in conservation and human service organizations including the National Parks Conservation Association, Forterra, and the YMCA of Greater Seattle where he was responsible for directing the design and implementation of a $172 million comprehensive campaign to expand and enhance programs and services throughout the Greater Seattle region. Previously, he helped create the North Cascades Initiative, a collaborative conservation model between public agencies so that the ecosystem surrounding the national park remains healthy and resilient. As Northwest Area Director at the Trust for Public Land, David oversees programmatic and philanthropic activity to create parks and conserve green open spaces in Washington and Oregon, and works with the organization's local volunteer advisory board to ensure that residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park, to protect and create access to public lands, and to conserve watersheds and working lands across the region.
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- B01. Unleashing a Fully Funded Land and Water Conservation Fund for Climate and Equity
September 16, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM