Saturday, October 17, 2015

Frances "Sparky" Sotcher

Frances "Sparky" Sotcher is the recipient of the Sierra Club's 2015 Madelyn Pyeatt Award honoring a Sierra Club member who has made outstanding contributions through working with youth.  Sparky has been taking Los Angeles children out hiking and camping in our local mountains for nearly 30 years with the Sierra Club's Inspiring Connections Outdoors.  Inspiring Connections Outdoors is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. Sparky is also a longtime volunteer docent with Los Angeles Audubon at the Ballona Ecological Reserve and is active with the local Scandinavian folk dance community.

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