The Land Trust of Napa County will hold its inaugural Acre by Acre Awards & Auction, which includes a gala dinner, on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Kenzo Estate, which abuts the Trust’s Foote Preserve on Mount George in the Coombsville Appellation.

The event will honor the significant land steward achievements of individuals and organizations locally, regionally and nationally.

“Napa County is home to so many people who have worked hard to protect its agricultural and natural landscapes,” said Anne Cottrell, event chair and Land Trust board member. “We are happy to have the opportunity to recognize their contributions, and are very much looking forward to this inaugural celebration. We couldn’t have selected a more fitting venue than Kenzo Estate, where Kenzo Tsujimoto has been a careful steward of over 3,800 acres of some of Napa County’s most important and pristine land since 1990.”

The recipients of the awards will be selected from the list of nominees by a committee of past Land Trust board members. The inaugural awards include:

• Acre by Acre Award, honoring a Napa County individual’s career or organization’s philanthropic work or volunteerism that embodies the Land Trust of Napa County’s mission to preserve the character of Napa by permanently protecting land.

• Founder’s Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring a Napa County individual’s career or organization’s lifetime work (career or philanthropic) that embodies the Land Trust’s mission.

Tickets for the event are $250 per person; tables of 10 are $2,500. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit NapaLandTrust.org.

Established in 1976 by seven founding members, today the Land Trust of Napa County has 1,700 active members and supporters. In its 35-year history, the Land Trust has completed more than 150 projects, protecting more than 53,000 acres of land, which is 10 percent of Napa County. To become a member of Land Trust of Napa County, visit the website.

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