Covell & Brinley Awards

A Davis Tradition Since 1944

mary schiedt - 2014 (brinley)

Schiedt was selected because of her outstanding contributions in the field of environmental and conservation education.

Over 25 years she has demonstrated consistent, perpetually cheerful and enthusiastic volunteerism in a wide variety of nature-related activities.  This included everything from board positions (including president), to field trip leader, lecturer, newsletter editor/writer, fundraiser wherever there was a need, all this while holding a full-time job.

Her activities were particularly extensive in the following:

—CA Native Plant Society, Sac Valley Chapter 

—Yolo Audubon Society 

—Yolo Basin Foundation 

She has also been deeply involved in:

—Jepson Prairie Preserve 

—Lodi Crane Festival 

—Yolo Co Parks, Rec & Wildlife Adv Com 

—Restoration plantings 

—CA Raptor Center volunteer 

—Songbird banding 

—Central Valley Birding Symposium  and many more.


Presented at Chamber Dinner Jan 24, 2015, UCD Conf Cntr.