Tickets are now available for Restore Hetch Hetchy's Annual Dinner. Please join the Board of Directors and staff of Restore Hetch Hetchy for this special evening.
Our Annual Dinner will be held at the Berkeley City Club, April 25, beginning at 6 PM. The Berkeley City Club is an extraordinary venue designed by architect Julia Morgan. The evening promises to be fun, educational and inspirational, as we celebrate our plans for returning Hetch Hetchy Valley to Yosemite National Park and all people.
We are pleased to announce that three prominent leaders, who have helped to shape water policy and management in California in recent years, will be joining us:
Stephen Mather Visionary Award
Professor Richard Frank, UC Davis Law
John Muir Heritage Award
Senator Lois Wolk
Martha Davis, Mono Lake Committee & Inland Empire Utilities Agency
6 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction ◊ 7 p.m. Dinner
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Music by Justin Ralls and special guest
The price for tickets is $200 per person, or $1600 for a table of 8. Tickets can be purchased through the mail, over the phone or online:
Download form to purchase by mail.
Call 510-893-3400 to purchase by phone or to ask questions.
Go to Eventbrite to purchase online (a service fee is required).
Professor Richard Frank will receive the Stephen Mather Visionary Award - named in honor of the founding director of the National Park Service who played an instrumental role in ensuring that what happened to Hetch Hetchy Valley would never again be replicated within the boundaries of a national park.
Professor Frank, Professor of Environmental Practice and Director of the California Environmental Law and Policy Center at UC Davis, has served on several commissions related to water, wildlife, air quality and transportation. In 2014, Professor Frank was co-counsel in a landmark case in Siskiyou County – successfully arguing that the extraction of groundwater must be limited when it results in the dewatering of rivers and streams. Professor Frank is a close advisor of Restore Hetch Hetchy who has been guiding the development of our legal strategy.
Senator Lois Wolk will receive The John Muir Heritage Award, given annually to an individual or individuals who have had a lasting impact on the campaign to realize John Muir’s dream of a restored Hetch Hetchy Valley.
Senator Wolk has served a dozen years in the California legislature – both the Assembly and the Senate, where she is now Majority Whip. Her long list of achievements includes a successful four year struggle to improve what became California’s 2014 water bond – saving taxpayers billions of dollars while protecting the Sacramento Delta. Senator Wolk is a longtime friend of Restore Hetch Hetchy who, in 2004, asked Governor Schwarzenegger to consider restoration.
Martha Davis will be our keynote speaker. Ms. Davis served as Executive Director of the Mono Lake Committee from 1984 through 1996, during which time the State Water Resources Control Board ruled that Los Angeles must take action to restore the lake. Since leaving the Mono Lake Committee, Ms. Davis has served as Assistant General Manager at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency and worked closely with state agencies to ensure that communities develop reliable water supplies as they also accommodate restoration of California's rivers and wetlands.
Restore Hetch Hetchy has followed Mono Lake Committee’s campaign closely and, in many respects, sees it as a model for success. We are thrilled that Ms. Davis will be joining us.
Hanford ARC ◊ Marion’s Inn LLP
Olson Hagel & Fishburn ◊ Roger Williams
Ann Hayden ◊ Adolph Rosekrans
Randy Nathan & Sidney Weinstein ◊ Natalie Rosekrans
Kathy and Nathan Schrenk ◊ Peter and Virginia Van Kuran
Painting by Laura Cunningham