The staff and board of the Environmental Protection Information Center would like to thank all of the attendees, businesses, sponsors, volunteers and artists who helped make this year’s Fall Celebration a fun and successful event. Each year we look forward to this event that resembles a family reunion for those of us who are the heart and soul of the environmental movement of the Pacific Northwest. The legacy that the EPIC family has made lives on through generations of grassroots activists and continues with the vibrant new energy of those who seek our efforts out to help keep our little corner of California the special place that we all know and love. Attendees included past and current staff, board, volunteers, colleagues, sempervirens award winners, and fresh new faces that are eager to participate in the contemporary environmental movement.
Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement for Environmental Activism Award Winner Greg King
We were honored that Greg’s family, friends and colleagues attended the event and gave such eloquent and heartening accounts of Greg’s past and current grass roots activism. We loved the stories from his days as a young reporter investigating the Headwaters scandal to his current efforts with Siskiyou Land Conservancy protecting the Smith River from toxic pesticides. Greg is an inspiration to us all, and we were glad to honor someone who is still working so hard to tackle our contemporary environmental issues.
Volunteer of the Year
It was with great pleasure to recognize Briana Vilalobos for her ongoing dedication to environmental protection through her volunteer work with EPIC throughout the past year. Briana is a pleasure to have in the office, with her positive outlook and cheery personality, she flawlessly handles just about every task we have asked of her. Thanks to Briana for showing up and being motivated to get stuff done, its people like her who make this organization possible!
A huge thanks goes out to all of our volunteers and the bands for their contributions that made this another successful EPIC event! Woven Roots and Object Heavy rocked the house, keeping people on the dancefloor into the wee hours of the morning. We were also very grateful to Chef Elizabeth and the Uniquely Yours Catering team for preparing the gourmet vegetarian meal that we were able to share while we dined and laughed with our colleagues, friends and the EPC family.