Women of Excellence

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Toris A. Jaeger

Title: Naturalist
Industry: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Nonprofit Ranch
Major Product/Service: Supporting the environmental education programs in the nature area and conserving the natural and historical resources of the 18-acre preserve owned by the Orinda Union School District
Expertise: 38 years experience; Responsible for teaching, environmental preservation, history, training and public speaking; Mentors Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Eagle Scouts
Geographic Area of Distribution: Orinda, California
Affiliations: Sierra Club; Green America; Orinda Garden Club; Board Member, The Friends of Orinda Creeks; Audubon; John Muir Land Trust; National Gardening Association; News from Native California; Bay Nature; C.P.S.; E.B.R.P.; E.B.M.U.D.
University/Degree: M.A., Environmental Education, California State University at Hayward, 1985
Hobbies/Sports: Reading, backpacking, gardening, hiking, skiing, landscaping, music, painting, photography
Married: no
Honors & Awards: San Francisco Girl Scout Council Daisy Award, 1992; William Penn Mott Award for Environmental Stewardship, 1993; Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award, National Garden Club, 2000; Regional Award for Environmental Stewardship, Women's Hall of Fame, 2004; Nominated 3x, Warren Eukel Award, 2006-2009; Sustainable Contra Costa County, Environmental, 2012; Contra Costa County Clean Air Award, 2014