Part of what grounds Lynette is to actively give back to the community. She has a connection to the earth she serves through protecting it. For over three years she has been part of the Butters Canyon Conservancy (a land trust; the last wild canyon in the Oakland Hills) and sits on the Board of Directors as Communications Director.
During her tenure she has created the Celebrity Bartender and Silent Auction Night, a fundraising event which for three years was the main source of income for the conservancy outside of personal donations. It was held at the Montclair Bistro in Montclair Oakland. What started out as a test grew into an event held every year with proceeds doubling every year. Jean Quan, now Oakland Mayor was the first Celebrity Bartender followed by Sports Writer and Radio and Television personality Monte Poole was the second year followed by Libby Schaaf, Councilperson for District 4 in Oakland, California. Lynette creates collateral, website content, has created and edited the newsletter for three years and has set up interviews with the press that have turned into several articles written.
To make a donation in support of these efforts, visit the Butters Canyon Conservatory website.
Butters Canyon Conservancy In the News
Fundraiser for Butters Canyon
The Montclarion, October 7, 2011
Cherished Butters Canyon Protected from Development
KTVU Channel 2 News Segment, March 14, 2010
Neighbors’ efforts to save Butters Canyon pay off
San Francisco Chronicle, March 5, 2010
Auction to benefit Butters Canyon Conservancy
The Montclarion, September 24, 2010
Butters Canyon still protected
Today in Montclair, 94611, September 24, 2009
Fundraiser is dedicated to the preservation of Butters Canyon
Contra Costa Times, September 24, 2009
Canyon supporters preserve open space
The Montclarion, May 29, 2009
GiftWorks Non-Profit of the Month: The Butters Canyon Conservancy
GiftWorks, December 2010