The Conservancy’s Board of Directors officially dedicated the newly-named Anne Rudin Preserve, a mitigation property which serves as sanctuary and refuge for the Natomas Basin HCP’s “Covered Species.” The 53-acre property lies in the Conservancy’s Fisherman’s Lake Reserve Area, adjacent to the City of Sacramento’s westerly city limits boundary.
The newly-acquired property adds to the connectivity with existing preserves in the area. Added connectivity enhances the biological function of the preserves.
“Even after all these years since Anne served in a voluntary capacity on the Conservancy’s Board of Directors and as its founding Board Chair, her imprint on the Conservancy remains evident. Without her leadership in the Conservancy’s early years, it’s doubtful we’d be where we are today,” noted current Conservancy Board Chair Chandra Chilmakuri. “It’s only fitting that the organization memorialize her legacy with this distinction.”
By the Board’s direction, all Conservancy official records, including the site-specific management plan for the property, will be officially named the Anne Rudin Preserve.
Anne Rudin was the first elected Board Chair of the Conservancy. Prior to that, she was elected Mayor of the City of Sacramento in 1983, serving until 1992. She served as a member of the City Council of the City of Sacramento for 12 years prior to her mayorship.