Oak Tree Bash

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) in recognizing three lifetime conservationists – Ted Beedy, Ron Mathis, and Warren Wittich during the annual Oak Tree Bash.

During this fun community gathering, the Land Trust will honor esteemed Ornithologist Ted Beedy with the William Nickerl Award for Conservation Leadership. Long-time community heroes Ron Mathis will be recognized for his work with the North Star House and Warren Wittich will be recognized for his work with Independence Trail when they are awarded the John Skinner Sierra Outdoors Recreation Award.

During Happy Hour, guests can sample gourmet local food from area restaurants and sip microbrews and local wine from Lucchesi Vineyard, served from a no-host bar.

At this Annual Meeting for BYLT members and supporters, the community will learn about expanded protection of lands in the upper watershed, updates on ongoing restoration work like the Rush Creek Ramp, and new projects like treks, trails, and youth programs.

William “Bill” Nickerl devoted his life to land conservation in the California foothills. The William Nickerl Award for Conservation Leadership is given to Nevada County residents with a similar conservation ethic who inspire others to build a connection with the land.

The John Skinner Sierra Outdoors Recreation Award is named in honor of John Skinner, former Forest Supervisor for the Tahoe National Forest.

Where: Historic North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley

Suggested Donation: $10 – Reservations NOT required

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Award Winners