Heroes of Jamaica Bay, 2/19/15

 
On February 19, 2015, New York City Audubon and Jamaica Bay Lives held a joint reception to honor three Heroes of Jamaica Bay: Aviator Sports & Events, which is located at Floyd Bennett Field and plays a key role in introducing New Yorkers to Jamaica Bay; Sadhana, a Queens-based community coalition and Tidal Connections partner; and Ronald Bourque, past president of NYC Audubon and longtime advocate for wildlife and conservation in Jamaica Bay, particularly at Floyd Bennett Field. Senator Charles Schumer attended as our special guest speaker. The event was hosted by Helena Durst and the Durst Organization. A full press release about the event may be viewed here.
 
 
From left to right: Jamaica Bay Lives Filmmaker Dan Hendrick, Gateway Superintendent Jennifer Nersesian, Sadhana's Sunita Viswanath and Aminta Kilawan, Senator Charles E. Schumer, New York City Audubon Executive Director Kathryn Heintz. Photo © NYC AudubonFrom left to right: Jamaica Bay Lives Filmmaker Dan Hendrick, Gateway Superintendent Jennifer Nersesian, Sadhana's Sunita Viswanath and Aminta Kilawan, Senator Charles E. Schumer, New York City Audubon Executive Director Kathryn Heintz. Photo © NYC Audubon
 
 
Heroes of Jamaica Bay:  from left to right:  Jamaica Bay Lives Filmmaker Dan Hendrick; Presenter Don Riepe, American Littoral Society; Honoree Ronald Bourque; Presenter Harrison Maas, President, New York City Audubon; Senator Charles E. Schumer; Kathryn Heintz, Executive Director, New York City Audubon. Photo © NYC AudubonHeroes of Jamaica Bay: from left to right: Jamaica Bay Lives Filmmaker Dan Hendrick; Presenter Don Riepe, American Littoral Society; Honoree Ronald Bourque; Presenter Harrison Maas, President, New York City Audubon; Senator Charles E. Schumer; Kathryn Heintz, Executive Director, New York City Audubon. Photo © NYC Audubon
 
 
Heroes of Jamaica Bay: from left to right: Brian O'Donoghue of Aviator Sports & Events, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Jamaica Bay Lives Filmmaker Dan Hendrick. Photo © NYC AudubonHeroes of Jamaica Bay: from left to right: Brian O'Donoghue of Aviator Sports & Events, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Jamaica Bay Lives Filmmaker Dan Hendrick. Photo © NYC Audubon
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