At its annual benefit, “Where the Future Flows,” the Restore the Delta organization honored Defenders of Wildlife Water Policy Advisor Ashley Overhouse with the Next Generation Leadership Award on June 22.  

Ashley Overhouse and Pamela Flick


“Stepping into the daunting world of California water is both exhilarating and challenging,” Overhouse said. “I’m honored by this recognition and feel like I stand on the shoulders of so many incredible Delta leaders. There is a lot of work still to be done, and I’m grateful to be a part of this strong, dedicated environmental community.”   

For the past year, Overhouse has been Defenders’ strongarm in water policy advocating for wildlife and healthy waterways in California. Defenders is proud to work with grassroots campaigns like Restore the Delta in the ongoing effort to achieve a healthy, flourishing Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta.  

Defenders of Wildlife is celebrating 75 years of protecting all native animals and plants in their natural communities. With a nationwide network of nearly 2.2 million members and activists, Defenders of Wildlife is a leading advocate for innovative solutions to safeguard our wildlife heritage for generations to come. For more information, visit defenders.org/newsroom and follow us on Twitter @Defenders.

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