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Winter Party & Conservation Leadership Institute Celebration
December 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Winter is here and we have a lot to celebrate!
Join the Alliance December 4 as we wrap up our 40th year of conservation work and the 10th round of the Conservation Leadership Institute (CLI).
CLI has been part of many wins this year, such as the success of “Genny on the Block”, the Plastic Bag ordinance, and the recent SPET Get Out the Vote push. The Winter Party will be a chance to mingle with Alliance friends and learn what this class of CLI has been doing.
There will be food, drinks, and music by local bluegrass band Marmot Ate My Boots.
5:30 PM: Welcome and Drinks
6:30 PM: CLI Presentations & Graduation
7-9 PM: Music by Marmot Ate My Boots
Marmot Ate My Boots began behind the Hootenanny stage as a random assortment of folks playing music together. After one such moment, Molly Watters (banjo) decried “Did we just start a band?”, and the Marmots were born. Comprised of the aforementioned Molly as well as Molly Gibbs (guitar), Hannah McLimans (fiddle), Amy Lorenz (accordion), Joel Sandoval (base, guitar), and Ben Rossetter (mandolin, guitar), Marmot Ate My Boots plays an assortment of acoustic covers of classic folk, bluegrass, and americana (as well as the occasional Backstreet Boys cover). They blend exquisite 3-, 4-, and sometimes 5-part harmonies with rich instrumentation, often combining a quick, foot-stomping fiddle tune with intricate vocals. The Marmots are regulars at the Hootenanny, and recently opened for Jackson legends Ann and Pete Sibley. Instagram: @marmotatemyboots email: BenRossetter@gmail.com