2017 Awards Ceremony

Since 1992, The Bay Institute has recognized individuals who have helped us achieve our mission through exceptional efforts to improve and inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea. Each year, The Bay Institute honors these individuals with awards in three categories: education, reporting, and extraordinary accomplishment.


The Bay Institute Awards 2017

May 18, 2017

Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway 
Sausalito, California

Meet This Year's Awardees

Lifetime Achievement Award
Fred Keeley
Former Speaker pro Tempore, California Assembly

Carla Bard Bay Education Award
Doris Sloan
Ph.D., Retired Adjunct Professor Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley

Harold Gilliam Award
Matt Weiser
Journalist, Contributing Editor, Water Deeply

Bay Hero Awards
Oro Loma Sanitary District and Castro Valley Sanitary District Boards of Directors
Oro Loma Horizontal Levee Design and Engineering Team

For a full description of The Bay Institute's awards and past winners, click here.