Audubon New York is holding its 2016 Keesee Award Luncheon honoring Christopher (Kim) Elliman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Open Space Institute, with the 2016 Thomas W. Keesee, Jr. Conservation Award and Dr. Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, with the Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing. The event, held at the Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York City on November 2, 2016, begins with a Reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by Luncheon from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Emceed by Audubon New York Executive Director Erin Crotty, presenters are John Adams, Founding Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, and author and field researcher Scott Weidensaul.
Proceeds support Audubon New York, the state’s leading voice for the conservation and protection of natural resources for birds. Integrating science, conservation, policy and education, Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitat for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Benefit tables range from $5,000 to $25,000. Individual benefit tickets are $350. For more information, call Elizabeth Burns at (518) 869-9731 or visit ny.audubon.org.