C.K. McClatchy Award
Honoring a long-term commitment to trees at the regional or community level. This award honors a person whose pursuit of the greening of Sacramento has become synonymous with that of C.K. McClatchy, who championed the importance of trees.
This year we are thrilled to present Lee Ruth with the C.K. McClatchy Award! As a founding member of the River Park Tree
Canopy Project, Lee’s leadership resulted in four community plantings that gave
homes to 100 new trees throughout this neighborhood. Along with Councilmember
Jeff Harris, he also planted eight trees at Glenn Hall Park and, by himself,
kept them watered through the drought years to ensure their survival. His
stewardship of public trees includes the care and watering of trees at McKinley
Park as well. This Tree Hero has demonstrated a tremendous commitment to the
growth and health of our canopy in so many ways.