Thank you everyone! Our 2013 Ca River Awards were a huge success!
Special thanks to our many sponsors 

See you next year! 

FOR’s California River Awards are given at a gala event honoring outstanding contributions to river conservation, preservation, and protection. It's the year’s biggest river lover party and fundraiser. Monies raised support F.O.R.’s work to protect, restore, and sustain rivers—especially to effectively campaign against today’s greatest threat to California Rivers—the massive $25 billion Water Tunnels proposed to bypass the Delta.

The 2013 California River Awards celebrated two of California's most dedicated river heroes.  David "Chicken" Nesmith will be honored with the Mark Dubois Award for his embodiment of the river spirit in his lifelong work as an activist.  Congressman Jared Huffman will accept the Peter Behr Award for his outstanding legislative efforts on behalf of rivers.  Learn more about our honorees.
Highlights included
  • A delicious small plates buffet featuring local foods from the headwaters to the sea
  • Fine wines and other beverages
  • A live auction, with auctioneer David Sobon, chocked full of "once in a lifetime experiences big and small" as well as a silent auction to tempt attendees with outdoor adventures, fine wines and dining, art, camping equipment, and more. Check out auction items on the sidebar of this page.
  • An opportunity to support our campaign to defeat the delta tunnels
  • Closing out the evening a special performance by acclaimed bluegrass musician and long time river lovers Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum.
  • This year’s Sponsors only pre-event will be  Chicken Tales,  a participatory roast of this year’s Mark Dubois honoree. Anyone with a story to share is welcome to contact us about joining this special event.
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 Mark DuBois Honoree
David "Chicken" Nesmith 
Decades of activism on behalf of California Rivers
and a man whose river spirit infects everyone. 
Peter Behr Honoree
Congressman Jared Huffman
An outstanding legislative career in defense of rivers and the environment and we hope decades more to come. 
Make sure to stay till the end!  
Acclaimed Bluegrass Musician, Songwriter, and River Lover
will be closing the evening 
with a special performance 

 We are delighted to have David Sobon for our live auction!  Get ready to be entertained and to swipe your card for a great cause!
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