Audubon Rachel Carson Awards

National Audubon Society Honors Marian Heiskell and Lady Bird Johnson at the 10th Anniversary Women in Conservation Luncheon Presenting The Rachel Carson Awards.

                    NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent Anne Thompson Emcees
                                            Keynote by Historian Douglas Brinkley
                                     May 29, 2013  The Plaza Hotel Ballroom  New York

WHO:   Marian Heiskell, philanthropist and conservationist; Lynda Johnson Robb; Douglas Brinkley, author of Silent Spring Revolution; Anne Thompson, chief environmental affairs correspondent for NBC News; Beth Stevens, senior vice president of Environmental Affairs at Disney World Wide Services; Fernanda Kellogg, president of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation; Sally Jewell, United States Secretary of the Interior; Liz Titus Putnam, president & founder of the Student Conservation Association; Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); Laurie David, Global Warming Activist; Margie Ruddick, environmental designer; Bernadette Castro, former commissioner of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Margaret Wittenberg, VP of global communications and quality standards, Whole Foods Market; Lynn Chase, wildlife artist & philanthropist; Maria Rodale, Chairman, Rodale Publishing; Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action Inc.

Since its inception, Audubon's Rachel Carson Award has raised more than $2 million to protect Long Island Sound and grow Audubon's Women in Conservation Program. This year's honorees were Marian S. Heiskell, a lifelong conservationist and leader in numerous public and philanthropic activities; and Lady Bird Johnson, whose daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, accepted the award in memoriam.

Allison Rockefeller & Lynda Johnson Robb talk about the event on WNYC May 29, 2013

Photos Contact David Ringer dringer@audubon.org

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