Meet Emma Lewis, this year’s Young Leader Local Hero, and learn about her work to restore native habitat on South San Francisco’s historic Sign Hill.
Meet Clayon Anderson, this year’s Environmental Educator Local Hero, and learn about his work to teach students young and old about birds and the issues affecting them.
Meet Doug McConnell, this year’s Bay Nature Hero, and learn more about his work as a TV journalist telling the stories of Northern California landscapes.
Meet Wendy Eliot, our 2021 Conservation Action Hero, and learn about her work to protect and steward land as the longtime Conservation Director of Sonoma Land Trust.
Meet José González, this year’s Community Hero, and learn about his work to create and support a network of Latinx outdoor leadership and environmental advocacy.
When Avalon Qian was 12 years old, she went on a two-week backpacking and kayaking trip to Point Reyes led by the outdoor nonprofit GirlVentures. It was the first time she’d slept outside under the stars. Secure in a campsite … Read more
Vincent Medina learned as a volunteer tending the gardens at Mission Dolores in San Francisco that his grandmother from six generations ago was buried in its cemetery. She lived at the mission against her will until she died. A Chochenyo-speaking … Read more
In 2011, when Sejal Choksi-Chugh was in her ninth year as an attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper, their staff scientist was on a routine boat patrol and saw toxic petroleum coke dust blowing into the Bay from the Levin-Richmond Terminal, … Read more
He remembers the precise excursion when his future found him. John Muir Laws was with his mother’s botany group on Table Mountain and a woman with a sketchbook captured his attention. She was sitting and drawing the flowers they were … Read more
When Tina Cuevas quit her tech marketing job, her dad said: “Well, you tried it, that’s good. Now what do you want to do next?” She wanted to pursue her passion for people and the outdoors. She joined the Bay … Read more