Annual Awards Gala

Save the Date for Gala 41 – Thursday, October 18, 2018!

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the Society will host its 41st Anniversary Environmental Awards Gala at the magnificent Oheka Castle in Huntington.  Our annual Environmental Awards Gala draws hundreds of the top leaders and decision-makers from Long Island’s business, political, environmental and civic communities, and it’s a truly a spectacular event!  The gala is the Society’s yearly opportunity to recognize people making exceptional contributions to the water quality protection and open space preservation on Long Island. It is also the Society’s primary fundraiser.

This year’s theme is “Silver Celebration” in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Long Island Pine Barrens Protection Act. Instead of simply commemorating the milestone, however, we will be celebrating all of the reasons why that Long Islanders should enjoy the Pine Barrens, Long Island’s very own Central Park. After all, the Long Island Pine Barrens was, not only preserved for its pristine environment, but for the opportunities that it makes available for every Long Islander to enjoy.

This year, we’re honoring the Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Rose Harvey, and the Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York, Peter Iwanowicz, for their state-wide commitment to protecting our natural resources.

There are many ways that you or your business can support the Society’s work.  Additional information about 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

Check out the photographs from our past Galas: