Save the Date!
Join us on Thursday June 22, 2023 for dinner, wine, and the Delta Advocate Award ceremony at Bare Ranch by Michael David Winery in Lodi, CA.
We are so excited to celebrate in person this year. Not only is it a time of celebration of our work, but more importantly, it is time for us to honor so many people who have worked with us side-by-side during and post-Covid — to protect community and to strengthen Delta advocacy.
This year we are honoring the following individuals for their hard work and dedication to the Delta:
Delta Legacy Awards (In Memoriam of Delta Leaders who have passed):
Bill Jennings, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance
Delta Advocate Awards:
Tim Stroshane, Restore the Delta
Vice Chair Malissa Tayaba, Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
Krystal Moreno, Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe
Gary Mulcahy, Government Liaison, Winnemem Wintu Tribe
Ivan Senock, Buena Vista Rancheria
Regina Chichizola, Save California Salmon
Deborah Sivas, Mills Legal Clinic/Stanford Law School
Stephanie Safdi, Mills Legal Clinic/Stanford Law School
Delta Protector Award:
Doug Obegi, NRDC
Barry Nelson, Western Water Strategies
Gary Bobker, The Bay Institute
Jon Rosenfield, San Francisco Baykeeper
John McManus, Gold State Salmon
Chris Shutes, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance
Patty Schiferle, Pacific Advocates
Senator Mike Machado (Retired), Restore the Delta Board
Michael Frost, Restore the Delta Board
Natalia Orfanos, Restore the Delta Board
Roger Mammon, Restore the Delta Board
Larry Ruhstaller, Restore the Delta Board
Bob Wright, Restore the Delta Board
Joan Buchanan, Restore the Delta Board
Kathryn Phillips, Retired Sierra Club CA
Next Generation Leadership Award for the Delta:
Gloria Alonso Cruz, Little Manila Rising
Ashley Overhouse, Defenders of Wildlife
Brandon Dawson, Sierra Club California
Caty Wagner, Sierra Club California
Erin Woolley, Sierra Club California
Molly Culton, Sierra Club California
Davis Harper, Edge Collaborative
Taylor Williams, Edge Collaborative
Jairius Matthews, Embers Project
Kasil Willie, Save California Salmon
Sydney Speizman, Mills Legal Clinic/Stanford Law School
Mark Raftrey, Mills Legal Clinic/Stanford Law School
Artie Valencia, Restore the Delta
Spencer Fern, Restore the Delta
Cintia Cortez, Restore the Delta
Sara Medina, Restore the Delta
Sam Little, Restore the Delta
Haley Flanagan, Restore the Delta
MacKenzie Owens, Restore the Delta
Tickets are $125 each. This includes a paella dinner from the local Addy’s Paella, passed appetizers, poured Michael David Wine and Beer, and dessert from Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Cart! You can purchase them here.
Thank you to Thomas Zuckerman and family, local farmers and Delta landowners for their generous Sacramento River Sponsorship and the Emigrant Trails Greenway Trust (Patty Schifferle and Bob Gilliom) as San Joaquin River Sponsors!
Sponsorships are available!
Sacramento River Sponsor $10,000 & up:
Includes full table (10 tickets), two exclusive bottles from Michael David Winery’s Mavens Reserve Collection, a swag bag, and logo advertisement on website, social media, and program.
San Joaquin River Sponsor $5,000 & up:
Includes half table (5 tickets), one exclusive bottle from Michael David Winery’s Mavens Reserve Collection, a swag bag, and logo advertisement on website, social media, and program.
Mokelumne River Sponsor $2,500 & up:
Includes 4 tickets, two bottles of Michael David Winery’s Misfits Collection, a swag bag, and acknowledgement in program.
Calaveras River Sponsor $1,000 & up:
Includes 2 tickets, one bottle of Michael David Winery’s Misfits Collection, a swag bag, acknowledgement in program.
For more information, please email Mariah Looney at [email protected] or call 209-479-2559.