October 9, 2016, 3-6pm ~ Runnymede Farm, Woodside, CA
Nature’s Inspiration was truly a special day and mostly in part to our honoree, Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson who stirred something in each of us with his powerful speech. Thank to all of you attended, to our sponsors for your support and to our volunteers who made the day possible. Of course, we can’t forget a special thank you to the entire Rosekrans Family for sharing the property with us.
We always love to hear what guests think of our events. Please fill out this survey and let us know what you liked or if you have any suggestions for next year. We also want to share with Shelton what inspired you about his speech.
Here are some pictures from the event and you can find more on our Facebook page.
Shelton Johnson, born in Detroit, Michigan, has worked as a U.S. Park since 1987 and currently is a Yosemite National Park Ranger. He served in Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa. While in Graduate School at the University of Michigan, he majored in poetry and has received several writing awards. Ranger Johnson is an advocate for bringing underserved youth to the parks to connect them with nature. He appeared in the Ken Burns documentary film The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. In 2009, he wrote Gloryland, a fictional memoir of a Buffalo Soldier assigned to patrol Yosemite in 1903.
Learn more about Shelton’s many accomplishments here.
Ruben Abrica, East Palo Alto Councilmember ǀ Ian Bain, Redwood City Vice Mayor ǀ Janet Borgens, Redwood City Councilmember ǀ Raymond A. Buenaventura, Daly City Councilmember ǀ David J. Canepa, Daly City Vice Mayor ǀ Catherine Carlton, Menlo Park Councilmember ǀ Magdalena Carrasco, San Jose Councilmember ǀ Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor ǀ Chris Clark, Mountain View Councilmember ǀ Sue Digre, Pacifica Mayor ǀ Kansen Chu, California State Assemblymember ǀ Rich Constantine, Morgan Hill Mayor Pro Tem ǀ Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President ǀ Jed Cyr, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Director ǀ Rick DeGolia, Atherton Councilmember ǀ Anna Eshoo, United States Congresswoman ǀ Helen Fisicaro, Colma Vice Mayor ǀ Lisa Gauthier, East Palo Alto Councilmember ǀ Lisa M. Gillmor, Santa Clara Mayor ǀ Rich Gordon, California State Assemblymember ǀ Marsha Grilli, Milpitas Councilmember ǀ Carole Groom, San Mateo County Supervisor ǀ Michael P. Guingona, Daly City Councilmember ǀ Jerry Hill, California State Senator ǀ Karen Holman, Palo Alto Councilmember ǀ Virginia Holtz, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Director ǀ Mike Honda, United States Congressman ǀ Don Horsley, San Mateo County Supervisor ǀ Cameron Johnson, San Carlos Mayor ǀ Michael Kasperzak, Mountain View Councilmember ǀ Barbara Keegan, Santa Clara Valley Water District Director Chair ǀ Kirsten Keith, Menlo Park Mayor Pro Tem ǀ Alex Kennett, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Director ǀ Johnny Khamis, San Jose Councilmember ǀ Liz Kniss, Palo Alto Councilmember ǀ Elizabeth Lewis, Atherton Councilmember ǀ David Lim, San Mateo Deputy Mayor ǀ Zoe Lofgren, United States Congresswoman ǀ Evan Low, California State Assemblymember ǀ Tara Martin-Milius, Sunnyvale Councilmember ǀ Shelly Masur, Redwood City Councilmember ǀ Dorsey Moore, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Director ǀ Ray Mueller, Menlo Park Councilmember ǀ Kevin Mullin, California State Assemblymember Speaker pro Tempore ǀ Teresa O’Neill, Santa Clara Vice Mayor ǀ Darcy Paul, Cupertino Councilmember ǀ Deborah Penrose, Half Moon Bay Councilmember ǀ Dave Pine, San Mateo County Supervisor ǀ Rob Rennie, Los Gatos Councilmember ǀ Donald Rocha, San Jose City Councilmember ǀ Jim Ruane, San Bruno Mayor ǀ Deborah Ruddock, Half Moon Bay Councilmember ǀ Donna Rutherford, East Palo Alto Mayor ǀ John D. Seybert, Redwood City Mayor ǀ Gregory Scharff, Palo Alto Vice Mayor ǀ Patricia Showalter, Mountain View Mayor ǀ Pete Siemens, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Director ǀ Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor ǀ Rod Sinks, Cupertino Councilmember ǀ Warren Slocum, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President ǀ Marico Sayoc, Los Gatos Vice Mayor ǀ Jackie Speier, United States Congresswoman ǀ Adrienne J. Tissier, San Mateo County Supervisor ǀ Gonzalo “Sal” Torres, Daly City Mayor ǀ Kathy Watanabe, Santa Clara Councilmember ǀ Bill Widmer, Atherton Councilmember
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