Chapel Hill, N.C. – June 6, 2013 – Audubon North Carolina (ANC) announced its 2013 award winners during the annual meeting held in early June. Recipients were honored as outstanding stewards of bird conservation throughout the state, and for furthering the mission of Audubon.
One of our long standing WakeNature members, John Connors, recently received the Bird Lore Conservation Education Award. This award pays tribute to an individual’s exceptional efforts to educate the public about birds, their habitats, and inspiring conservation of the special landscapes we share with all wildlife. John boasts a lifetime of dedication to bird-education advocacy and programming. He has educated tens of thousands of individuals through his work as the Coordinator of the Naturalist Center for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, from which he recently retired, as well as his continued participation with ANC and Wake Audubon Society’s conservation efforts and special programs.
“Audubon North Carolina is pleased to honor the 2013 award recipients as champions of conservation, education and advocacy for birds throughout the state,” said Heather Starck, Audubon North Carolina Executive Director. “Conservation is a long game, where wins are measured by years of time. These individuals have dedicated countless personal and professional hours to the preservation of North Carolina’s beautiful natural resources through the protection of birds and their habitats.”