Biennial Environmental Awards Banquet and Annual Members Meeting

All CAS members are encouraged to join us as Chicago Audubon honors people and organizations who have made valuable contributions to conservation, the protection of migratory birds and other wildlife, and have helped to conserve, preserve and enhance the varied habitats and open spaces of the greater Chicago region.

The brief CAS annual members meeting will be convened after dinner and before an inspiring program.

2019 Award Recipients

Excellence in Environmental Reporting—Broadcast Jerome McDonnell WBEZ

Protector of the Environment— Educator Dr. Sylvia Jenkins President, Moraine Valley Community College

Protector of the Environment— Political Advocacy Friends of the Forest Preserve

Protector of the Environment— Single Act, Individual Jerry Goldner

Protector of the Environment—Avocation Jerry Herst and Julie Dorfman Stewards, Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary ;Ted Jindrich and Alycia Kluenberg Stewards, Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

Chicago Audubon Protector of the Environment—Vocation Howard A. Learner Environmental Law and Policy Center

Protector of the Environment—Group Orland Grassland Stewards and Volunteers

First Friend of Chicago Audubon Pat Durkin Wooded Island/ Paul Douglas Nature Sanctuary Bird Walks

Service to Chicago Area Birders Greg Neise Illinois Birders Forum, American Birding Association

Young Environmentalist Oliver Burrus Whimbrel Birders Club