The Sierra Fund CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin was honored to be presented with one of the James Irvine Foundation’s 2016 Leadership Awards for her efforts to protect the Sierra Nevada region and one of California’s most precious resources – water. This prestigious award is made in recognition of individuals who are advancing innovative and effective solutions to significant issues in California. Izzy was one of five awardees this year, and one of the few individuals working on water quality issues to have ever received the award.
Leaders of Sierra Nevada organizations, legislators, agency heads, and many more gathered on February 17, 2016 for The Sierra Fund’s annual winter legislative reception, held this year at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento. Over 150 people toasted this year’s honorees for their leadership in reforming regulations to protect California’s water, and consistent support for protecting Sierra Nevada natural resources: Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Ben Allen, and Assemblymember Anthony Rendon.
The Deer Creek Tribute Trail project, which The Sierra Fund leads, has received its second W. Lon Cooper Award for New Construction, presented by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. This year’s award is for the new Angkula Seo suspension bridge, which spans Deer Creek downstream of Nevada City and connects two branches of the […]