By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison
It is clear that in Texas we love our landscapes, birds and other wildlife, hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, and simply clean water. The Nature Conservancy is a powerful organization that has protected close to 1 million acres of our lands and waters in Texas so that outdoor enthusiasts may continue to enjoy all that Texas has to offer its residents.
This spring, The Nature Conservancy of San Antonio hosted its annual fundraising luncheon at the Pearl Stables, chaired by AnaPaula and Mark Watson. VIP guests were also hosted at an intimate dinner the evening prior to the luncheon at the home of Host Committee members Liecie and Nick Hollis. The featured guest at the luncheon was outdoor adventurer Peter Hillary, son of famed Everest mountaineer, Sir Edmund Hillary.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. It is a national organization that exists in all 50 states. The volunteer leaders of the chapter in San Antonio are committed to preserving and saving the greatest places on Earth with their fundraising efforts. This year’s Host Committee consisted of several San Antonio couples, including Sharon and David Adelman, Katy and Ted Flato, Britt and Kardo Kleberg, Ruthy and Johnny Russell, and Lyn and Pete Selig, among others.