Conservation Awards

The Freshwater Trust recognizes conservation partners in California who have shown leadership in supporting our shared conservation values. While there are many individuals and agencies doing excellent work in freshwater research, regional restoration planning, and conservation and restoration program implementation, we want to honor those exceptional individuals who make a difference by accelerating the pace and scale of conservation for our critical fresh water ecosystems.

2021:

Osha Meserve
Shareholder, Soluri Meserve
for accelerating the pace, scale and effectiveness of conservation

Craig Nakahara
CEO, Nakahara Farms, Inc.
for providing leadership to support Delta sustainability

Osha Meserve receives award

Osha Meserve, center, receives California Conservation Award from TFT employees Anna Swenson and Chris Thomas.

Craig Nakahara receives award

Craig Nakahara, right, receives California Conservation Award from Erik Ringelberg, TFT California Director.

2020:

Melinda Frost-Hurzel
Consumnes Coalition
Coordinator
for advancing Quantified Conservation

Dawit Zeleke
The Nature Conservancy, California
Associate Director of Conservation Farms & Ranches
for accelerating the pace, scale and effectiveness of conservation

2019:

Don Nottoli
Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
for accelerating the pace, scale and effectiveness of conservation

Sacramento County Farm Bureau
for accelerating the pace, scale and effectiveness of conservation

2018:

Linda Dorn
Sacramento County Groundwater Sustainability Manager
for advancing Quantified Conservation

Michael P. George
Delta Watermaster
for advancing Quantified Conservation

Terrie Mitchell
Manager, Regional San Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
for accelerating the pace, scale and effectiveness of conservation

2017:

John S. Currey
Dixon RCD District Manager
for advancing Quantified Conservation

Chris Lee
SCWA Principal Water Resources Specialist
for accelerating the pace, scale and effectiveness of conservation

Wendy Rash
NRCS District Conservationist
Solano County
for advancing the conservation of freshwater ecosystems

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Erik Ringelberg, California Director

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