Supporting the mission of Placer Land Trust through volunteerism

Placer Land Trust annually recognizes exceptional individuals in three categories who support the mission of Placer Land Trust and contribute to the quality of life in Placer County:

  • Placer Conservator Award
  • Land Steward of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Youth Volunteer Award

Placer Conservator Award

Placer Land Trust awards the “Placer Conservator Award” to individuals or organizations that enrich the quality of life in Placer County through resource conservation. Placer Land Trust members may nominate an individual or organization for the Placer Conservator Award by emailing board@placerlandtrust.org.

Recipients of this prestigious award include:

  • 2016 — Loren Clark
  • 2015 — Mark Fowler
  • 2014 — Auburn State Recreation Area Canyon Keepers
  • 2013 — Boy Scout Troop 121
  • 2012 — Alex Ferreira
  • 2011 — Christine Turner
  • 2010 — Andy & Shana Laursen
  • 2009 — Joe Medeiros
  • 2008 — California Wildlife Foundation
  • 2007 — Janice Forbes
  • 2006 — Joanne Neft
  • 2005 — Fred Yeager

Land Steward of the Year

Our staff and Board of Directors select the “Land Steward of the Year” annually to honor volunteers who assist us with the ongoing maintenance, monitoring, protection, and improvement of Placer Land Trust preserved lands. Collectively, we call this “land stewardship.” Past recipients include:

  • 2016 — Burgeson Family
  • 2015 — Rick Caspers-Ross
  • 2014 — Andy Herum
  • 2013 — Americorps NCCC
  • 2012 — Dennis Cavallo
  • 2011 — Deren Ross
  • 2010 — Megan Forester
  • 2009 — Karl Mertz, Jr.
  • 2008 — Karl Mertz, Jr.
  • 2007 — Gary Wells
  • 2006 — Bill & Georgia Flake

Volunteer of the Year Award

Placer Land Trust awards the “Volunteer of the Year” Award annually to an outstanding individual or organization who volunteered services to Placer Land Trust, enabling us to successfully leverage our funds and resources to implement our land conservation mission. Past recipients include:

  • 2016 — Cindy Whitson-White
  • 2015 — Collin Hobbs
  • 2014 — Tricia Caspers-Ross
  • 2013 — Susan Kotelnicki
  • 2012 — Sarah Darney
  • 2011 — Anita Yoder
  • 2010 — Janet Voris
  • 2009 — Patty Ruud
  • 2008 — Lea Bartels
  • 2007 — Sandy O’Bleness & Foothill Associates
  • 2006 — Nancyjo Riekse
  • 2005 — Lorri Peltz-Lewis
  • 2004 — Patty Ruud

 

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Placer Land Trust awards the “Youth Volunteer” Award to an outstanding youth who volunteered services to Placer Land Trust, enabling us to successfully leverage our funds and resources to implement our land conservation mission. Past recipients include:

 

  • 2016 — Julianna Meadows-Yaw
  • 2014 — Olivia Brophy