Dr. Tom Steinberg to be honored at 3rd annual Evergreen Ball

VAIL – The organizers of The Evergreen Ball announced today that Vail’s first doctor, Dr. Tom Steinberg, will be honored at the environmental conservation event this year.

The 3rd Annual Evergreen Ball will be held Sept. 23 at The Lodge at Vail. The Evergreen Ball is the Vail Valley’s only environmentally sustainable gala event, with proceeds supporting the missions of the Eagle Valley Land Trust and the Eagle River Watershed Council. Dr. Steinberg will be honored at The Evergreen Ball for his 46-year legacy of service in the community.

A longtime environmentalist, Dr. Steinberg is the President Emeritus of both the Eagle Valley Land Trust and the Eagle River Watershed Council.

“It is the tradition of The Evergreen Ball to honor an individual who has had an impact on environmental conservation, and we can think of no other person who has consistently made amazing contributions to land, water and life in our beautiful valley for nearly 50 years,” said Kara Heide, executive director of the Eagle Valley Land Trust. “We are extremely proud to honor Tom Steinberg at The Evergreen Ball this year for his passion, his commitment and his tireless work on behalf of our natural environment, our open spaces and our waterways here in Eagle County.”

The Evergreen Ball brings together community leaders, philanthropists, environmentalists and citizens of the Vail Valley to celebrate and support local resources – land and water – while honoring a longtime guardian and defender of our environment.

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The purpose of The Evergreen Ball is to advance environmental awareness in the community while raising necessary funds for the two local organizations whose missions focus on environmental conservation in Eagle County – the local Land Trust and Watershed Council.

The Evergreen Ball will be 100 percent carbon neutral, purchasing carbon credits to offset its already minimized footprint.

The 2011 Evergreen Ball will be held at Vail’s first hotel, The Lodge at Vail.

“When we thought of honoring, Dr. Steinberg, Vail’s first doctor and an icon of our community, we certainly felt it appropriate to host the event in Vail’s iconic hotel, The Lodge at Vail,” said Melissa Macdonald, executive director of the Eagle River Watershed Council.

The environmentally sustainable theme includes many unique “green” features, including a specialty drink bar featuring bicycle powered blenders with “green men” mixing drinks for guests via pedal power (think ‘blue man group’ in green, and on a bike). Guests are encouraged to dress in “creative green tie” adding fun and whimsy to the evening.

For more information regarding The 2011 Evergreen Ball, visit If you would like to participate in the event, contact Jason Denhart at, or 970-748-7654.

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