Inside The Audubon New York 2015 Keesee Award Luncheon

On November 4th, 2015, Audubon New York presented the Thomas W. Keesee, Jr. Conservation Award to Honeywell for its leadership in one of the most ambitious environmental reclamation projects in the United States - the cleanup, restoration and return of Onondaga Lake to the Central New York community as a healthy, sustainable asset for future generations. The Thomas W. Keesee, Jr. Award is Audubon’s highest award for a leader championing conservation in New York. The annual award is named in honor of Thomas W. Keesee, Jr., a long-time advocate of Audubon’s grassroots legacy.

This year’s event was held at the Metropolitan Club and also included the presentation of the inaugural Audubon Environmental Writing Award to Author Scott Weidensaul. Created in 2015, the Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing recognizes writers who use the power of the pen to influence positive change in the world of environmental conservation in support of Audubon’s mission. For more information on these awards and honorees, visit

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