> Contact: John Bianchi > 212/979-3026 > jbianchi@xxxxxxxxxxx > > > AUDUBON'S WALKER GOLDER HONORED BY PARTNERS 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.