Friends of the River’s
Thank you to all who sponsored, attended, and volunteered at a successful and uplifting event! FOR was joined by well over 100 guests and our honorees, State Senator Lois Wolk and staff and Board from Restore the Delta for an enjoyable night of food, wine, and friends. We were honored as well by the attendance of State Senators Hannah-Beth Jackson, Loni Hancock, Carol Lui, Mark DeSaulnier, as well as San Joaquin County Supervisor Frank Ruhstaller.
Thank you again to all and a special additional thank you to our event sponsors below who made the evening possible!
Waterfall SponsorPatricia Schifferle
Alison Harvey & David Loera
Bill & Robin Center/Camp Lotus
Bob* & Faith Cushman
Corley* & Patty Phillips
Greg & Jane Widroe & Family
Jim & Marna Genes
Rebecca Center & Doug Foster
California Wildlife Foundation/California Oaks
Dan Buckley/Tributary Whitewater Tours
Ilene Starin & Will Lichtig
Jeff Depew* & Trish Hayward
Joe & Margrit Petrofsky
Granite Bay Flycasters
Adventure Connection/Nate Rangel*
American River Resort /Tom Van Noord & Dave Martinez
American Whitewater Expeditions
Bettina Redway & Michael Picker
Bob Lew & Marion Franck
California Canoe & Kayak/Keith Miller
Chevron Riverside Mini Mart in Coloma
Denise & Bob Hansen
Jerry & Kris Cadagan
John & Sandy Vanderpol
Jonathan & Terrie McCelland
Mike Lee, Architect
Monte & Kay Osborn
Mother Lode River Center
Resources Renewal Institute
River Rat Raft Rental
Scott Armstrong* / All Outdoors
Soluri Meserve, A Law Corporation
Tony & Margie DeRiggi
WET River Trips*Friends of the River Boardmember
Wednesday, May 15th 5:30 - 8:30 pm
at the Delta King
1000 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Friends of the River (FOR held our annual Sacramento event honoring river conservation throughout California. Join us to celebrate the spirit and leadership that keep our rivers and canyons protected.
For 2013 we honored State Senator Lois Wolk and Restore the Delta (RTD) for spearheading efforts to protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. For the better part of the last decade, Senator Lois Wolk and RTD have fought to ensure that the sustainability and health of the Delta are central to any plans to address California’s water delivery system.
Along with delectable food, terrific wine and beer, this event is a wonderful opportunity to socialize with old and new friends and support ongoing efforts to protect California’s Rivers.
Money raised at this event supports FOR’s river conservation work.
The 2013 awardees:
Restore the Delta (RTD)
Since its inception in 2006 RTD has been at the forefront of the fight to protect the largest estuary on the west coast of the America’s and continues to work tirelessly to make the health of the Delta and the well-being of the Delta communities central to any proposed solution to water delivery issues in California. RTD underwrote the award-winning documentary on the Delta, Over Troubled Waters, which is making the rounds of film festivals across California raising awareness of this critical issue. RTD is a grassroots campaign committed to making the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fishable, swimmable, drinkable, and farmable to benefit all of California.
State Senator Lois Wolk
During her many years of public service, Lois Wolk has earned a reputation as a problem solver by successfully tackling difficult issue areas, including water, the Delta, and flood management. Senator Wolk chairs the Senate Select Committee on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and she serves on Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee. Senator Wolk served five years as the Senate’s representative on the Delta Protection Commission, charged with protecting and maintaining the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s environmental, agricultural, and recreational values—and is a liaison advisor to the Delta Conservancy Board, tasked with supporting efforts that advance both environmental protection and the economic well-being of Delta residents. While in the Assembly, Lois Wolk authored AB 1328 in 2007-8 that designated 31 miles of Cache Creek in Yolo and Lake Counties as a State Wild, Scenic and Recreational River.
Many thanks to our Sponsors!
Please join our growing community of sponsors and get your name added to the list for 2014!
Sponsorship levels for the Capital River Awards:
To become a sponsor now click here.
$2,500 - Waterfall Sponsor
$1,500 - Wild & Scenic Sponsor
$1,000 - Cascade Sponsor
$500 - Whitewater Sponsor
$250 - Tributary Sponsor
OK! You've convinced me...how can I become a sponsor!
You can become a sponsor online now or email/call Mandi Raley (see contact information below) and a sponsorhip form will be mailed to you.
Individual tickets are $50 and can be purchased online in the month preceeding the next event.
For more information about the event or if you have questions, please contact Mandi Raley at Friends of the River: email@example.com or call her at 916-442-3155, x214.