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Bay Nature Local Hero Awards 2019

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Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

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2019 Local Hero Awards Gala

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

5:00 - 5:45 PM : VIP Reception

5:30 - 7:00 PM : General Reception

7:00 - 8:30 PM: Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Hors d'oeuvres Reception | Hosted Bar
Silent & Live Auctions | Full-course Dinner

With remarks by Jane Kim, Ink Dwell

Auctioneered by Doug McConnell, OpenRoad

2019 Local Hero Award Winners

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 Award

Lennie Roberts, Legislative Advocate, Committee for Green Foothills

Youth Engagement Award

Tina Cuevas, Volunteer & Events Coordinator, Bay Area Ridge Trail

Learn more about Bay Nature's 2019 Local Heroes here.

Bay Nature Board

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

Event Sponsors

Individual 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

Organizational Sponsors

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.

In-kind Sponsors

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
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

Sponsor the Local Hero Awards!

Please click here to download the individual sponsorship packet, and click here to download the organizational sponsorship packet.

This year’s event will feature a VIP reception for sponsors of $1,000 or more, with the opportunity to mingle with Bay Nature heroes, editorial staff, and event speakers in an intimate environment.

To learn more about event sponsorships, please contact development coordinator Laney Ennis at laney@baynature.org or (510) 528-8550 x103.

The fair market value of each ticket is $100. The remainder of your purchase is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Bay Nature's federal tax ID is 76-0744881.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions about the Local Hero Awards, ticket purchases, or sponsorships, please contact Laney Ennis at laney@baynature.org or (510) 528-8550 x103.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will have a list of guest names at the door, so no need to bring a printed ticket.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you are unable to attend you can send someone in your place you'll just need to let us know at least one week before the gala.

Can I pay by check?

Yes! Please make your check out to Bay Nature Institute and mail to Bay Nature, 1328 Sixth St. #2, Berkeley, CA 94710. You can also pay by credit card and avoid Eventbrite processing fees by calling (510) 528-8550 x103.

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