Sierra Forage Dinner to benefit Mountain Area Preservation Foundation |

Sierra Forage Dinner to benefit Mountain Area Preservation Foundation

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; California Governor Jerry Brownandamp;#8217;s recent appointee to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agencyandamp;#8217;s Governing Board, E. Clement Shute Jr., will be the guest speaker at the Sierra Forage Dinner, a fundraising benefit for the Truckee-based nonprofit organization, Mountain Area Preservation Foundation (MAPF). andamp;#8220;MAPF is a leader in bringing community together to work for a balance between accommodating new growth and protecting the mountains, streams and vistas that enrich our lives and sustain the regionandamp;#8217;s economy. I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak with MAPF and its supporters to thank them for their great work over almost a quarter of a century,andamp;#8221; said Shute.Back in 1987, when box stores were replacing main streets of Americaandamp;#8217;s small towns, Shute helped the newly formed Mountain Area Preservation Foundation (MAPF) stop the construction of a large box store near historic Downtown Truckee. andamp;#8220;Truckee owes a great deal to Clem for helping us preserve the local character of our small mountain town,andamp;#8221; said local business owner and MAPF board member Stefanie Olivieri. andamp;#8220;Truckee would be a very different place today if it had not been for his vision and expertise.andamp;#8221;Shute served as the assistant attorney general in charge of the Environment and Consumer Protection Section of the California Attorney Generalandamp;#8217;s Office. He is also a founding partner of Shute Mihaly andamp; Weinberger LLP, a San Francisco-based law firm specializing in government, land use, natural resource and environmental law. Known for a commitment to promoting environmental and community values, Shute, Mihaly andamp; Weinberger is at the forefront of the major land use and development issues facing California today.andamp;#8220;The Shute, Mihaly andamp; Weinberger teamandamp;#8217;s commitment to finding common sense solutions to todayandamp;#8217;s land use challenges has enabled MAPF to reach agreements with developers that have helped protect places like the Martis Valley,andamp;#8221; commented MAPF Executive Director Kaitlin Backlund. andamp;#8220;We are honored to have Mr. Shute speak at this yearandamp;#8217;s Sierra Forage Dinner.andamp;#8221; MAPFandamp;#8217;s Sierra Forage Dinner will be held Friday, Aug. 19, at Stella in the Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee. This yearandamp;#8217;s dinner includes wine pairings with a regional and seasonal menu created by Chef Jacob Burton and live music by Truckee favorites Dave Fenimore and Michael Hogan. There will also be silent and live auctions. Tickets are $100 and are available at or call 530-582-6751.Mountain Area Preservation FoundationThe Mountain Area Preservation Foundation is a grassroots environmental non-profit established by concerned residents of the Truckee Tahoe region. Since our inception in 1987, the organization has worked to preserve, protect and enhance the regionandamp;#8217;s natural environment.andamp;#8212; Submitted to