Several years ago Tucson Audubon instituted three awards to honor people and institutions in Southern Arizona for outstanding work in conservation, education, and recreation. Each of those awards was named for someone who had contributed to that area. The first award in each category was awarded to the named individual.
We are now looking for nominations for the 2012 award to be presented at our gala on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Nominations will close on January 1, 2012. Selection will be by committee with the approval of the Board of Directors.
The nomination form is available here, at the Nature Shop or by calling 520 629-0510 x7002 and requesting one to be sent.
The Wally and Marion Paton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Birding
This award is defined by the example of the Patons' dedication to birds and the birding community.
Herb Trossman with Jacque and Wally Paton
The Kenn Kaufman Award for Excellence in Education Relating to the Natural World
This award is for an individual, institution or corporation that provides ongoing nature education to adults or children.
Cynthia Pruett and Kenn Kaufman
The David Yetman Award for Exhibiting or Promoting Conservation in Southern Arizona
This award is for conservation practices that promote sustainability.
David Yetman with Mich Coker
The President's Award
This Award is given by the president of Tucson Audubon for practices in keeping with our mission.