Congrats to one, farewell to two others

The good news: Elisa Moberly, a manager in San Joaquin County’s Solid Waste Division, has received an award for her efforts in grassroots environmental stewardship.

The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment recognized Elisa for working with schools to coordinate electronic waste recycling events. The foundation said that Elisa has also dedicated much of her personal time toward working with students to develop “the next generation of environmental leaders.”

Based in Oakland, The Rose Foundation awards grants to community-based organizations. In recognition of Elisa, the foundation will donate $1,000 to Catholic Charities’ Environmental Justice Committee.

The bad news: Ashley Lee, outreach coordinator at the Stockton REI, is leaving for a regional position in Vegas. Ashley has emerged as one of the leading mobilizers for Stockton-area folks who are interested in outdoors events and environment issues. She’s had her hands in a bit of everything — the San Joaquin Bicycle Coalition, Friends of the Lower Calaveras River, and many other groups.

She’s booked some really cool speakers for REI’s Tuesday night seminars. And she’s a Stockton product, having graduated from St. Mary’s High School and the University of the Pacific.

Making matters worse, Ashley’s beau, Geoff Seifert, will follow her down to Vegas. I wrote about Geoff a couple years back after he completed the Camino de Santiago. He’s now an avid kayaker, and a great inspiration to anyone who ever questioned his or her physical ability.

Happy trails, you two.

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