2023 Acre by Acre Award
2023 Acre by Acre Award: Bruce Phillips and Phillips Family
Land Trust of Napa County is proud to announce that Bruce Phillips and the Phillips Family are the recipients of the 2023 Acre by Acre Award, which was recently presented at the Land Trust’s Cornerstone Society Gathering.
The Acre by Acre Award honors outstanding conservation accomplishments in Napa County.
The Phillips family’s involvement in conservation has been ongoing for many years. The family donated a conservation easement to the Land Trust to permanently protect much of their property at Vine Hill Ranch. Bruce Phillips also served on the Land Trust board for seven years, where he served as both Vice Chair and then Chair. During his time as Chair, Bruce helped complete a strategic plan for the organization that continues to provide guidance on conservation priorities for the Land Trust.
Additionally, Bruce was also the founder of the Cornerstone Society, the Land Trust’s principal giving circle which has been integral to developing critical philanthropic support for the organization. Vine Hill Ranch hosted the very first Cornerstone Society dinner in 2014.
“Having protected almost 20% of Napa County’s rich agricultural, open space and biodiverse resources since in founding in 1976, the Land Trust of Napa County continues to advance its mission to perpetually protect Napa County’s singular agricultural lands, water resources, wildlife and wildlife corridors, scenic open space and unique biodiverse resources for future generations. My family is proud to continue to support the Land Trust’s efforts annually through our membership in the Cornerstone Society” said Bruce.
Since the formation of the Cornerstone Society in 2014, the Land Trust has protected over 40,000 acres across Napa.
“Thank you so much Bruce,” said Doug Parker, CEO of the Land Trust, “for your leadership and for all your efforts toward the permanent protection of land across Napa.”
Bruce Phillips, left, accepting Land Trust of Napa County’s 2023 Acre by Acre Award on behalf of their family from CEO Doug Parker. Photo by Megan Reeves Photography.