Bay Nature’s Local Hero Awards Dinner 2015

Click here for photos from the dinner.
Keynote Speaker:
Josie Iselin, artist and author of An Ocean Garden
The Bay Nature Local Hero Awards
Conservation Action: Ralph Benson, Executive Director, Sonoma Land Trust
Environmental Education: Julia Clothier, Education Director, Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Youth Engagement: Javier Ochoa Reyes, Project Coordinator, Groundwork Richmond
Learn more about the awardees here.Hors d’oeuvres Reception | Silent Auction | Hosted Bar
Full-course Dinner | After-dinner Reception
$125 per person
Proceeds support Bay Nature Institute’s work connecting people to Bay Area nature.

Host Committee
Carol Baird & Alan Harper
Louis Berlot & Joyce Cutler
Christopher & Kathryn Dann
Catherine Fox
Marilyn & Nat Goldhaber
Bruce & Leslianne Lee Hartsough
Harriet & Robert Jakovina
Mia Monroe
Karen Musalo & Richard Boswell
John Nelson & Hortensia Chang
Michael Sabarese
Sara Sanderson & Eric Weaver
Sam Schuchat
Mary Selkirk & Lee Ballance
Steve & Monie TenBroeck
Aleks Totic
Bart & Nancy Westcott
East Bay Regional Park District
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Save the Redwoods League
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
Sonoma County Water Agency
Stamen Design
The Trust for Public Land
Union Bank
In-Kind Sponsors
Alter Eco
Commerce Printing
Hafner Vineyard
Whole Foods Market, Gilman

Honorary Committee
Craig Anderson, LandPaths
Maria Brown, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Tom Butt, Mayor of Richmond
Ellie Cohen, Point Blue Conservation Science
Steve Costa, Point Reyes Books
Grant Davis, Sonoma County Water Agency
Nancy Dobbs, KCRB North Bay Public Media
Robert E. Doyle, East Bay Regional Parks District
Anna Eshoo, California District 18
Jared Huffman, California District 2
Bill Keene, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
Tom Leatherman, Rosie the Riveter/WWII Homefront National Historic Park
Cicely Muldoon, Point Reyes National Seashore
Sam Schuchat, State Coastal Conservancy
Joe S. Simitian, District Five, County of Santa Clara

For more information, contact:
Development Director Judith Katz (510)528-8550 x105,

Click here for photos from last year’s event.