[env-trinity] Organic Capital Event Will Honor 2009 Environmental Heroes
danielbacher at fishsniffer.com
Thu Dec 10 09:27:54 PST 2009
News Advisory: For Immediate Release, December 10, 2009
Contacts: Kim Glazzard at (916) 455-8415 or (916) 761-4726
William Brooks at (916)201-2162
Organic Capital Event Will Honor 2009 Environmental Heroes
Organic Sacramento is co-sponsoring the Organic Capital Celebration
of Sustainability with Friends of the River on Thursday, December 10,
2009 from 6-10 p.m. at the Beatnik Studio at 2421 17th Street (near
the Tower Theater) in Sacramento.
The theme for this year's event is "Water, Water Everywhere. . .” The
fundraiser for Restore the Delta, Delta farmers, and ongoing water
education and advocacy programs will feature wonderful food, great
guest speakers, live music, a silent auction, and other surprises.
“This is shaping up to be a very wonderful event and will be an
important opportunity to learn more about Delta water issues, the
Marine Life Protection Act on the California coast and Nestle’s
efforts to build a water bottling plant in Sacramento,” said Kim
Glazzard of Organic Sacramento. “The event is designed not only to
thank the numerous individuals for their hard work over this past
year, but to also bring the water communities throughout Northern
California together in support of the greater values of protection of
The program, starting at 7 p.m., will include special guest speakers
as well as recognition and acknowledgement for individuals and groups
that have made exceptional efforts in addressing these complex and
challenging water issues.
Mark Franco, headman of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, will be the keynote
speaker and talk about the battle to stop the raising of Shasta Dam,
the peripheral canal, and efforts to restore the Delta and salmon
Vern Goehring of the California Fisheries Coalition and Edwin Nieves
of the Mendocino Seaweed Stewardship Alliance will be honored for the
work they have done to fight for the rights of sustainable fishermen
and seaweed harvesters under threat by Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger’s Marine Life Protection Act process.
For their efforts to stop Nestle’s from opening a water bottling
plant in Sacramento, Evan Tucker, on behalf of Save Our Water, and
Sacramento City Council Member Kevin McCarty, will be honored.
A number of people and organizations will be recognized for their
determination to save the Delta and stop the water policy/water
legislation that will clear the path to the construction of the
peripheral canal. Public officials to be honored include California
State Senator Lois Wolk, City of Sacramento Vice Mayor Lauren Hammond
and City of Sacramento Council Member Rob Fong.
Representatives of organizations that will receive awards include
Bill Jennings, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance;
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Mark Pruner, North
Delta CARES; Barbara Daly, Save the Delta; and Nancy Price, Women’s
International League for Peace and Freedom. For his efforts to bring
tribal human rights to the state of California, Randy Yonemura of the
California Indian Heritage Council will be honored.
The event will feature Gregory Kondos, a well-known Delta artist,
live music by David Harpe and the Caribbean Jazz Q-tet.
The suggested donation will be $10 - $25, but no one will be turned
The evening schedule is as follows:
What: Organic Capital Community Celebration of Sustainability
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
When: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - Social Hour
7:00 p.m. - Program and Recognition
8:30 p.m. - Music and Dancing
Where: Beatnik Studios, 2421 17th Street, Sacramento
(between Broadway and X St., a block up from the Tower Theater)
For additional information, contact William Brooks at (916) 201-2162
or Kim Glazzard at (916) 455-8415 or (916) 761-4726.
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