March 2019 Conservation Icons: Joel Reynolds, Natural Resources Defense Council–Defending the Earth

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Lindsay Wildlife’s Conservation Icons is bringing Joel Reynolds, of the Natural Resources Defense Council to Walnut Creek as a premiere speaker for the second annual Conservation Icons series to talk about Defending the Earth.

Since 1980, Reynolds has specialized in complex law-reform litigation, arguing cases on behalf of environmental and community groups at all levels of the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also led several of the NRDC’s largest campaigns: to preserve the birthing lagoon of gray whales in Baja California; to protect the California State Park at San Onofre; to reduce underwater noise pollution that threatens ocean wildlife; and, most recently, to halt the construction of the environmentally destructive Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay.

Since 2012, he has served as chair of the Tejon Ranch Conservancy, one of California’s largest land trusts. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School.

Reynolds will be speaking at the Lesher Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019. He will discuss his life’s work and what we can all do to defend the environment.

“The West has exceptional natural resources that need protection, that haven’t been destroyed or consumed yet, but are likely to be unless we act now to prevent it,” Reynolds has said. “There’s an opportunity and a need. When we grind up our disappearing open spaces and degrade our natural resources, we are impoverishing our children and grandchildren.”

Reynolds is just one of six awe-inspiring speakers that are part of the 2018-19 Conservation Icons series that aims to educate, entertain and inspire change!

Tickets go on sale in 2019. Check back to purchase. 


Lesher Center for the Arts

  • (925) 943-SHOW
  • 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, California, 94596, United States


  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm