2014 Loma Prietan “Guardians of Nature” Benefit for the Loma Prieta Chapter
Saturday, October 4th 2014
Ballroom at the Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
Sustainably grown scrumptious food, live music, silent auction
Keynote address by Doug Scott, Wilderness Act historian and
former Sierra Club Conservation Director
Master of Ceremonies Sam Liccardo, San Jose Councilmember
You are invited to our inaugural “Guardians of Nature” Benefit for the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter as we celebrate the remarkable 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Be inspired by Doug Scott, Wilderness Act historian and former Sierra Club Conservation Director, as he presents the captivating story of extraordinary people who fought to establish this bedrock of conservation that now protects 110 million acres of America’s pristine wildlands. Sam Liccardo, San Jose City Councilmember, will lead us through this celebratory afternoon. Raise a glass, enjoy delicious food and live music, and peruse our intriguing silent auction. So join us for this wonderful benefit!
Doug Scott, former Sierra Club national Conservation Director, Associate Executive Director, is one of the nation’s leading wilderness historians and experts on the U.S. wilderness movement. For the past 40 years he has been actively advocating for the passage of dozens of wilderness protection laws including the Eastern Wilderness Areas Act (1975), Endangered American Wilderness Act (1978), Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (1980) and the Omnibus Public Land Management Act (2009). Together with Senator Gaylord Nelson he served on the board of the group that organized the first Earth Day. In 1997 Doug was awarded the Sierra Club John Muir Award.
Doug is the author: The Enduring Wilderness: Protecting Our Natural Heritage through the Wilderness Act (Fulcrum Books, 2004), Our Wilderness: America’s Common Ground (Fulcrum Books, 2009).
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All proceeds benefit the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter.
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