On Thursday, October 19th 2017, the
Society hosted its 40th Anniversary Environmental Awards Gala
at the magnificent Oheka Castle in Huntington. Hundreds of Long
Islands leaders from business, government, non-profit and environmental
organizations joined us in saluting our distinguished honorees.
This year's theme was "Moonshot" as we celebrated our 40th anniversary and our commitment to achieving Long Island's moonshot of improving Long Island's water quality. We honored State Senators John Flanagan, Kemp Hannon and Elaine Phillips; the Pine Barrens Society Founders; and the Founders of the Long Island Clean Water Partnership.
Our committee always brings together Long
Island leaders from every walk of life. This year, our Honorary
Chairman was Alec Baldwin- actor, environmentalist and long time
supporter of open space preservation on Long Island. Our Committee
Co-Chairs were Ross Ain of Caithness Long Island, Nancy Rauch Douzinas of
the Rauch Foundation, Gary Melius of Oheka Castle, Michael Pascucci of Sebonack and Allan Rose of AVR Realty.
Learn about how you or
your business can support the Society's work. Additional information
sponsorship, journal ads, tables and tickets for next year's Anniversary Environmental Awards Gala can
be obtained by calling (631) 369-3300 or emailing our Program Manager,
Katie Muether at
The Pine Barrens Society's 40th Anniversary Gala celebrated its "Clean Water Moonshot", an audacious goal for water quality on Long Island.
Gala 40 honored New York State State Senators John Flanagan, Elaine Phillips and Kemp Hannon, the founders of the LI Clean Water Partnership and the founders of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society (pictured above)