TSF’s 10th Annual Legislative Reception – April 18

Please join the board of The Sierra Fund along with leaders from the Sierra Nevada and other conservationists for our 10th Annual Legislative Reception on Wednesday, April 18 at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento.

This year The Sierra Fund will honor current and former Chairs of three Assembly Committees that have helped shape a legislative agenda to address the legacy of the Gold Rush:

Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee

  • Assembly Member Bill Quirk (Chair)
  • Former Assembly Member, Congressman Jared Huffman (former Chair)

Assembly Natural Resources Committee

  • Former Senator & Assembly Member Loni Hancock (former Chair)

Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee

  • Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia (Chair)
  • Former Senator & Assembly Member Lois Wolk (former Chair)

Cause for celebration

2018 is a milestone for The Sierra Fund. Ten years ago we released Mining’s Toxic Legacy, the first comprehensive report on the pervasive environmental, cultural and human health impacts of California’s Gold Rush.

The report catalyzed three Assembly Committees (Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, Natural Resources and Water, Parks and Wildlife) to convene a joint hearing to explore for the first time the long-term impacts of the Gold Rush on the public lands and waters of the state.

On the decadal anniversary of the report’s release, The Sierra Fund wishes to honor then- and current Chairs of these Committees to celebrate how far we have come together.

The April 18th event is shaping up with festive food and beverage, live music and the usual assortment of influential Sierra lovers and Sierra leaders including legislators, aides and agency officials.

This event is free and open to the public and will include light refreshments and a short program beginning at 6:00 pm. Be sure to arrive at 5:00 pm for ample opportunity to mingle with The Sierra Fund’s Board, Sierra leaders, and Capitol luminaries.

When:  Wednesday, April 18, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Program begins at 6:00 pm

Where: Citizen Hotel Metropolitan Terrace
926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support:

Sorensen’s Resort, John & Patty Brissenden, Great Lakes Environmental & Infrastructure, Teichert Materials, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Geocon Inc., South Yuba River Citizens League, Tratten Price Consulting and the Sierra Nevada Alliance.

Valet parking is available at the Citizen Hotel and two parking garages are located within walking distance. Information about parking rates and locations can be found online at: http://portal.cityofsacramento.org/Public-Works/Parking-Services/Lots-and-Garages

For more information about this event, please contact:

Kelsey Westfall, The Sierra Fund
T: (530) 265-8454 x 217 / E: kelsey.westfall@sierrafund.org

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