William McDonough received the J.N. “Ding” Darling Conservation Award at the 2015 National Conservation Achievement Awards. McDonough is among the six honorees recognized for their contributions to the conservation movement in America, by The National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The Conservation Achievement Awards, also known as the “Connie” Awards, was first held in 1966. Each year the NWF celebrates individuals as well as organizations for their contributions to protecting wildlife through advocacy, education, communication and on-the-ground conservation. Previous honorees have included actor Robert Redford, former President Bill Clinton (who won the Darling award last year, former President Jimmy Carter and Bette Midler.
The 2015 Honorees include:
- William McDonough – J.N. “Ding” Darling Conservation Award
- NYC iSchool – Education Award
- Forest Stewardship Council – Organization Award
- Senator Debbie Stabenow & Congressman Jeff Fortenberry – Legislative Award
- Jim Posewitz – Conservationist of the Year
The Awards Gala, “Celebrating Conservation Leadership in a Changing World,” took place at the Ronald Reagan Building, in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the event by visiting the NWF website: http://www.nwf.org/Who-We-Are/Conservation-Awards.aspx