Friends of the River’s
Friends of the River (FOR) is pleased to announce our annual Sacramento event, the Capital River Awards honoring river conservation heroes throughout California.
Join us to celebrate the spirit and leadership that keep our rivers and watersheds protected. 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.
Capital River Awards 2014 Honorees
Representative Doris Matsui has long been well known in Sacramento and has represented Sacramento in the U.S. Congress since 2005. She also served in the Clinton White House from 1993 to 1998 as Deputy Director of Public Liaison. During her Congressional career, she has fought for and helped to implement major flood-control projects for California’s capital city and the nearby region without the Auburn dam. She has been a tireless defender of the remaining riparian forests of the Central Valley threatened by the policies from Washington DC. In recent years, she has been a strong voice for north-state concerns about the potential effects of the Delta tunnels to the rivers and water supplies of the north state.
Guy Saperstein is one of America’s most influential civil rights and environmental class action lawyers. He is an avid kayaker and has been a strong Friends of the River (FOR) supporter since becoming a member in 1987. Guy was President of The Sierra Club Foundation 2004-6 and currently sits on the board of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. "The Getaway Guide to the John Muir Trail," Guy's story of backpacking the 236-mile John Muir Trail with his youngest son, won the Gold Award for Best Guidebook in 2006 from the Society of American Travel Writers. Guy has been an active and powerfully effective advocate for rivers.
Sponsors of the 2014 Capital River Awards
Bill & Robin Center/Camp Lotus
California Wildlife Foundation/California Oaks
Adventure Connection/Nate Rangel
Please join our growing community of sponsors for 2014!
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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a sponsorhip form will be mailed to you.
Individual tickets are $50 and can be purchased online starting March 31.
For more information about the event or if you have questions, please contact Friends of the River: email@example.com or call us at 916-442-3155.