Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit

Our Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit Dinner is held each Spring to honor individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.​

Please visit this page in January 2018 for details on the April 2018 Dinner.

Our 2017 Benefit, EXPERIENCE NATURE, took place Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at The Belle Haven Club in Greenwich—where we honored:

  • Gina McCarthy –  national environmental leader who served most recently as the 13th Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be honored with the prestigious Audubon Connecticut Environmental Leadership Award
  • Melissa Groo – wildlife photographer, writer, and conservationist, will receive the Katie O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Lesley and Bill King of Back 40 Farm Group – business owners and advocates of the organic food movement, will be recipients of the Audubon Connecticut Corporate Award

Proceeds went to benefit Audubon's conservation and education work throughout Connecticut. Thank you to all who joined us and supported Audubon’s work and this special event, including our Corporate Sponsors.

The Ashforth Company

JPMorgan Chase

McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center

Serendipity

Shreve, Crump & Low

Two Roads Brewing Co.

Val's Putnam Wines & Liquors

Photo: Melissa Groo

More About the Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit

2017 ELA Benefit Dinner is a Great Success
Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit

2017 ELA Benefit Dinner is a Great Success

Audubon Connecticut thanks you for supporting the birds and wildlife of Connecticut

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Meet the 2017 Honorees
Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit

Meet the 2017 Honorees

The annual ELA Benefit honors an individual or group of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. Meet the 2017 honorees.

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Past Honorees

Past Honorees

Previous recipients of our Audubon Connecticut’s Environmental Awards include an amazing array of highly prestigious environmental leaders.

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