Saturday, July 19, 2008

Adirondack Council Honors McKibben

Oh, this is exciting--Bill McKibben, editor of the fabulous collection, "American Earth," among many other achievements, is being honored by the Adirondack Council.

AUTHOR BILL MCKIBBEN IS NAMED 2008 “CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR”
BY THE ADIRONDACK COUNCIL


HAGUE, N.Y. – The Adirondack Council, one of New York’s largest and most influential environmental organizations, today announced it would name environmental activist and author Bill McKibben as its 2008 Conservationist of the Year.

The award will be presented at the Silver Bay Association, a YMCA facility on the western shore of Lake George, as part of the Council’s annual Forever Wild Day on Saturday. McKibben is the 24th annual winner of the Council’s Conservationist of the Year award.

McKibben will receive a specially commissioned, museum-quality, hand-carved common loon in recognition of his achievements. The award will be presented by Adirondack Council Executive Director Brian L Houseal and Chairman Brian Ruder. McKibben will be introduced by Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, whose district includes Lake George.

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