Local Hero Awards 2020

Come celebrate with Bay Nature!


5:00 – 6:30 pm: Reception and Silent Auction
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Dinner, Live Auction, and Awards Presentation

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Early Bird Tickets: $195
General Admission Tickets: $245

To purchase tickets without Eventbrite fees please call (510) 528-8550 x103.

Proceeds support Bay Nature Institute.



Bay Nature’s 2020 Local Heroes

Conservation Action Award

Sejal Choksi-Chugh
Executive Director, Baykeeper



Environmental Educator Award

John Muir Laws
Founder, Nature Journal Club



Community Hero Award

Vincent Medina
Co-Founder, Mak-‘amham



Young Leader Award

Avalon Qian
Course Director, GirlVentures



Individual Sponsors:

Louis Berlot & Joyce Cutler
Dr. Barbara L. Bessey
Marilyn & Nat Goldhaber
Jorgen Hildebrandt
David Loeb
Andrea Mackenzie
Mia Monroe
Maryann Rainey
Allan Ridley & Helen McKenna Ridley
Don Weden
Nancy & Bart Westcott

In-Kind Sponsors:

Anchor Brewing
Berkeley City Club
Commerce Printing Services
Poseidon Vineyard / Obsidian Wine Co.


Special Thanks:

Melissa de Gant
Jacqueline Gauthier
Trish Hare
Georgia Sprague


Organizational Sponsors:

East Bay Municipal Utility District
March Conservation Fund
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Potrero Group
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
Save Mount Diablo
Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
Sonoma County Ag + Open Space
Valley Water

For information about sponsorships or other event inquiries, please contact development director Margie Ryan: (510) 528-8550 x105 / margie@baynature.org.

Header image: Graphic design by Jacqueline Gauthier, art by John Muir Laws.
Photo credits: Photos of Sejal, John, and Vincent by Andrea Laue.