LENORE (LENNIE) ROBERTS has worked for 25 years to protect much of the scenic space that makes the Peninsula a uniquely beautiful place to live and work. Lennie went from being a housewife to become one of the most effective conservationists in the region. Lennie’s unique and enduring power stems from her fearless ability to go toe to toe with giant adversaries. She took on powerful oil companies and developers to lead the passage of Measure A, now protecting the County’s rural coastal area; helped with the passage of Measure A, the Devil’s Slide Tunnel Initiative; and helped save Apanolio Canyon from becoming landfill, encouraging recycling. She has served as a member of the Yosemite Association Board of Trustees since 1982 and in 1988 helped form the Yosemite Association Board of Trustees since 1982 and in 1988 helped form the Yosemite Fund Council of Directors, on which she still serves. She is a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Commission for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Lennie has received many awards and in 1999, she was named one of the 25 most influential people for the Coastside over the past 100 years and was called an “Urban Legend” by the Sierra Club. Her dedication to training future leaders and ability to bring people together to solve problems has ensured the protection of thousands of acres of precious open space, the best gift we can give to future generations.