A shady oak grove tucked away in a canyon, braided streams and wetlands following the bottom of an arroyo, chaparral-covered badlands, hilltops covered with rocky outcroppings and the twisted shapes of Joshua Trees across the desert. All of these natural communities, and a myriad of others, are found in Southern California.
Southern California is home to rich and diverse habitats, and areas of spectacular scenic beauty. Riverside Land Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust that works to protect land and habitat for future generations. In preserving our natural resources, we seek to build community, preserve beauty and instill hope.
Riverside Land Conservancy's Pride of Place event celebrates our open spaces and the people who inspire their protection. This year will mark our 2nd Annual Pride of Place event to be held on October 15th, 2015 at Riverside's historic Crestmore Manor. We are currently soliciting nominations for the 2015 Pride of Place Awardees and we need your input!
Nominations can be made for the following categories:
General Community (2014 awardee: Ralph Nunez, retired City of Riverside Parks Director)
Local Government and Regulatory Agencies (new category)
Business Community (2014 awardee: Malissa McKeith, enviornmental attorney)
Young Environmentalist (2014 awardee: Jenny Cleary, health and wellness consultant