William McDonough received the J.N. “Ding” Darling Conservation Award at the 2015 National Conservation Achievement Awards (on May 14). 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, former Vice President Al Gore and Bette Midler.
The Awards Gala took place at the Ronald Reagan Building, in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the event and honorees by visiting the NWF website.