The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Joel and Kathy Tranmer during the annual Cornerstone Society Gathering as part of the Land Trust’s yearly Acre by Acre Award. The lifetime achievement award is not given every year – only when merited by the outstanding contributions of an individual or organization whose lifetime efforts truly exemplify the achievement of significant conservation results.  Nominations come from LTNC members across the county and the recipients are selected by a committee of past Board Chairs.

“It is an honor and a privilege for all of us at the Land Trust to present this award to Joel and Kathy for all of their incredible efforts over the years,” said CEO Doug Parker. “They have been directly involved in some of the organization’s greatest achievements.”

Joel and Kathy have both served the Land Trust in immeasurable ways throughout much of the organization’s 40 year history. They share a great love of the land, nature and the beauty of Napa County. Joel was born into the Land Trust – his father Harry Tranmer was one of the founders.

“Our family has spent many years in the great outdoors and have learned to respect the land and what Mother Nature has provided for us. It is important that we protect what we can for future generations,” remarked Joel and Kathy.

The Napa Valley Register noted the award in a business brief that can be found here.