NH Audubon Recognizes Individuals for Their Conservation Efforts at 101st Annual Meeting

Posted on October 2, 2015
Jane Dohery (left) receiving the 2015 Tudor Richards Award from Larry Sunderland. Photo by Terri Donsker

Jane Doherty (left) receiving the 2015 Tudor Richards Award from Larry Sunderland. Photo by Terri Donsker.

At its 101st Annual Meeting, NH Audubon announced its 2015 conservation award winners.

Annual award winners were recognized for their extraordinary work and dedication to the organization’s mission – Protecting NH’s natural environment for wildlife and for people.

David Donsker (right) receiving the 2015 Goodhue-Elkins Award from Steve Mirick. Photo by Terri Donsker.

David Donsker (right) receiving the 2015 Goodhue-Elkins Award from Steve Mirick. Photo by Terri Donsker.

The Tudor Richards Award was presented to Jane Doherty of Goffstown, NH who has worked tirelessly and effectively for conservation in the Granite State. Jane began volunteering for NH Audubon in the late 1980s, conducting bird surveys, helping as a weekly Volunteer Naturalist, and serving on NH Audubon’s Environmental Policy Committee.

The Goodhue-Elkins Award was given to David Donsker of N. Hampton, NH for outstanding contributions to the study of New Hampshire birds. David’s contributions to our knowledge of birds in New Hampshire have been many and varied. His passion for birds has taken him far beyond the borders of New Hampshire bringing his list to approximately 6,800 species in the world, an astonishing total that is matched by very few people.

Bill and Carol Vose, receiving the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award. Photo by Beth McGuinn.

Bill and Carol Vose, receiving the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award. Photo by Beth McGuinn.

The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Bill and Carol Vose of Conway, NH for their dedication and hard work on the Dahl Wildlife Sanctuary in North Conway. The Voses are stewards for the Sanctuary and have been instrumental in making it a frequently visited destination and enjoyable visitor experience.

Kelly Dwyer receiving the 2015 President’s Award from NH Audubon President, Michael Bartlett. Photo by Beth McGuinn.

Kelly Dwyer receiving the 2015 President’s Award from NH Audubon President, Michael Bartlett. Photo by Beth McGuinn.

The President’s Award was given to Kelly Dwyer of Hooksett, NH for her actions and commitment over the years, which significantly furthered the organization’s work. Kelly first became involved with NH Audubon almost 20 years ago as a volunteer teacher naturalist leading programs for school groups and has remained one of the most active, reliable and effective educators at NH Audubon’s Massabesic Center in Auburn.

About New Hampshire Audubon
New Hampshire Audubon is a nonprofit statewide membership organization dedicated to the protection of New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. Independent of the National Audubon Society, New Hampshire Audubon has offered programs in wildlife conservation, land protection, environmental policy, and environmental education since 1914. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults in schools and at four nature centers throughout the state. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. New Hampshire Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on New Hampshire Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.