News - November 3, 2010

Mary Paine to be honored for environmental work

Mary Paine of Portola Valley was there in 1972 for the founding of Environmental Volunteers, a nonprofit with offices in Palo Alto and San Jose and a mission of providing hands-on experiences in Bay Area ecosystems. So far, they have reached some 300,000 adults and children, the organization says.

Environmental Volunteers is honoring Ms. Paine and eight other long-time volunteers at a three-hour celebration that starts at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel at 4290 El Camino Real in Palo Alto.

The group "believes all children deserve to learn about the natural world through personal exploration, so they can become responsible stewards of the Earth."

The event will include a "heart-warming and fun walk down memory lane and (a) festive dessert reception," a Peninsula Volunteers spokesperson said. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for youths.

Go to (case sensitive) to order tickets online, or to donate to a specially designated fund in recognition of the honorees.


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