Wednesday, October 4, 2023
12 p.m. — Cocktail Reception*
1:00 p.m. — Lunch and Program featuring panel discussion
*Jackets and ties are required at the Metropolitan Club.
Thomas W. Keesee, Jr., Conservation Award
NYC Plover Project
The Bahamas National Trust
Celebrating their steadfast efforts to protect Piping Plovers throughout their lifecycles.
Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing
In honor of his life's work, sharing the wonder and joy of birds with people of all ages.
The annual Keesee Awards Luncheon is held in support of Audubon New York’s mission to protect birds and the places they need.
Thomas W. Keesee, Jr., the event's namesake, was a longtime member of the National Audubon Society’s Board of Directors, and served as its Chairman from 1979 to 1983. He was a proponent of Audubon’s grassroots legacy, having served as Vice President of Bedford Audubon, and a strong advocate for Audubon’s efforts to decentralize.
As Chairman of National Audubon, he fostered ground-breaking initiatives in field work, such as the Save the Condor Program in California and the Puffin Project in Maine.
At the event, two awards are traditionally given: the Thomas W. Keesee, Jr., Conservation Award and the Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing.