Bay Nature’s 2014 Local Hero Awards dinner, held on Sunday, March 23 at Scott’s Seafood on Jack London Square, honored three local conservation heroes who’ve made outstanding contributions to the understanding, protection, and stewardship of the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about our honorees here. Our guest speaker was Michael Brune, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club.
The photos below are a sampling of highlights from the program. Photos by Nina Zhito (ninazhito.com)
Gathering for dinner at the pavillion at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant
Lisa Micheli of Pepperwood Preserve and Les Rowntree listening to former Bay Nature Editorial Director Dan Rademacher
Josh Sonnenfeld of Save the Bay and featured speaker Michael Brune of the Sierra Club (right)
Peter Brastow and Lisa Wayne of the San Francisco Department of the Environment
BN Board Member Nancy Westcott introducing the Youth Engagement Local Hero Award
2014 Local Hero Award recipients (left to right) Liam O’Brien, Cheyanna Washburn, and Craig Anderson
Michael Brune of the Sierra Club congratulates Craig Anderson of LandPaths
Former Bay Nature Editorial Director Dan Rademacher (left) and restauranteur (and Bay Nature landlord) Jim Maser
Youth Engagement Award recipient Cheyanna Washburn with Bay Nature publisher David Loeb
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian
Bay Nature board members Bob Schildgen and Catherine Fox
Conservation Activist award winner Craig Anderson with his partner (and LandPaths Associate Director) Lee Hackeling
Dinner guests Lee Ballance and Mary Selkirk (foreground)
Bay Nature publisher David Loeb and Peter Brastow (SF Dept of the Environment) with Mia Monroe, 2013 Environmental Education Award recipient. (Barbara Deutsch and Damien Raffa in background.)
Featured speaker Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club
Bay Nature board chair Larry Orman exhorts the guests to dig deep!
Bay Nature editorial director Eric Simons talks about future plans for the organization
Board member Nancy Westcott presents Youth Engagement Award to Cheyanna Washburn
Lepidopterist and illustrator Liam O’Brien, recipient of Local Hero Award for Environmental Education
Naturalist Michael Ellis and Bay Nature publisher David Loeb
Naturalist Michael Ellis presents the Local Hero award for Conservation Action to Craig Anderson of LandPaths
Conservation Action award recipient Craig Anderson with band mates Dan Imhoff and Yvette Holzwarth closing out the event with two beautiful songs.