Sierra Forage Dinner to benefit Mountain Area Preservation Foundation | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

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 http://www.mapf.org 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 aedgett@sierrasun.com


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User