Contact: John Bianchi 212/979-3026 jbianchi@xxxxxxxxxxx AUDUBON'S WALKER GOLDER HONORED BY PARNTERS IN FLIGHT Recognized for Outstanding Bird Conservation Work on North Carolina Coast Willmington, NC, April 4, 2002 - Last week, Partners in Flight recognized Walker Golder, deputy director of Audubon North Carolina, for his bird conservation work, it was announced today by National Audubon Society. Partners in Flight is a collective effort of more than 200 agencies and organizations including National Audubon Society, and is committed to conserving birds and their habitats across the Western Hemisphere. Golder, in addition to serving as Audubon North Carolina's deputy director, manages Audubon's North Carolina Coastal Sanctuaries. It is for his work with the birds of the North Carolina coast that he was honored with Partners in Flight's Individual Award for Stewardship. The award was presented to Golder at the 2002 International Partners in Flight Meeting, Saturday, March 23rd at Monterrey, California. "I am proud and personally pleased that Walker Golder has been recognized by Partners In Flight with a national award for the vital bird conservation and stewardship work he has undertaken in this state," said Chris Canfield, executive director of Audubon North Carolina. "This award is not only a testament to Walker's work in North Carolina but also to the high regard his colleagues nationally have for him." Only 6-10 of individual merit awards in four categories are given by Partners in Flight nationally each year. Audubon's Director of Bird Conservation Jeff Wells said, "This is a great honor, and Walker deserves it. He has done outstanding work, yet has never sought recognition for his accomplishments. Audubon's Bird Conservation department and the whole Audubon family give Walker our heartiest congratulations." National Audubon Society conserves and restores natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. # # # You are subscribed to Audubon-News. To unsubscribe, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/audubon-news.