Local Hero Awards 2019

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Please join us for Bay Nature’s 9th Annual Local Awards Gala

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.




Sunday, March 31st, 2019

5:00 – 5:45 PM : VIP Reception

5:30 – 7:00 PM : General Reception with Silent Auction

7:00 – 8:30 PM : Dinner

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704


Proceeds support Bay Nature Institute.


2019 Local Heroes:

Conservation Action Award
Robert E. Doyle, General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District




Environmental Education Award
Anthony Khalil, Community Engagement Director, Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ)




Citizens Hero Award
Lennie Roberts, Legislative Advocate, Committee for Green Foothills




Youth Engagement Award
Tina Cuevas, Volunteer & Events Coordinator, Bay Area Ridge Trail




Bay Nature Board

Catherine Engberg
Tracy Grubbs
Bruce Hartsough
Reed Holderman
Rebecca Johnson
Pete May
John Raeside
Nancy Westcott

Event Sponsors


Carol Baird & Alan Harper
Louis Berlot & Joyce Cutler
Dr. Barbara L. Bessey
Catherine Fox
Marilyn & Nat Goldhaber
Claudia & Scott Hein
Jorgen Hildebrandt
Reed Holderman
Harriet & Robert Jakovina
David Loeb
Mia Monroe
Maryann Rainey
Don Weden
Nancy & Bart Westcott


Bay Area Ridge Trail
Committee for Green Foothills
Conservation Strategy Group
East Bay Municipal Utility District
East Bay Regional Park District
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
March Conservation Fund
Marin County Parks
Mechanics Bank
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Presidio Trust
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Save Mount Diablo
Save the Redwoods League
Sempervirens Fund
Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
Sonoma County Ag + Open Space
Union Bank
WRA, Inc.


Barons Resort
Berkeley City Club
Big Basin Tent Cabins
Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Commerce Printing Services
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Dolphin Charters
Donkey & Goat
Fern’s Garden
Full Belly Farm
Rebecca Johnson
Inn at the Presidio
Island Packers Cruises
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Jane Kim
LagunaVista Villas
Las Palmas Oceanfront Villas & Casitas
Liam O’Brien
Lodge at the Presidio
Noe Valley Farmers Market
Paraiso Quetzal Lodge
Point Arena Lighthouse
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Santa Barbara Adventure Company
Seafood Peddler
SF Bay Adventures
Sonoma Canopy Tours
Straus Family Creamery
UC Botanical Garden
Unbeaten Path Tours & Yoga
WestCoast Huatulco DMC
Alison Young

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

Photos by Andrea Laue. Elephant seal art by Jane Kim.

Click here for photos of the 2018 event.