[env-trinity] Organic Capital Event Will Honor 2009 Environmental Heroes

Dan Bacher 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  
California’s water.”

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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