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Barbara Restle Founder's Award

The Barbara Restle Founder's Award was first given out in 2008 and honors people that have given a lifetime of support.

Previous recipients are:

  • 2008 - Ruth Reichmann
  • 2009 - Sarah Elizabeth "Libby" Frey
  • 2010 - Bill Deville
  • 2011 - Bill Zimmerman
  • 2013 - Jim Mitchell
  • 2014 - Bob Dodd
  • 2015 - Jim & Susan Hengeveld
  • 2016 - Cathy Meyer
    "for almost two decades of supporting SAS as a member, board member (2000-2003) and president (2003-2005), and the driving force behind the annual Bird-a-Thon and other events throughout this time."

Donald R. Whitehead Conservationist of the Year Award

Given for endless hours of support to avian conservation

Previous recipients are:

  • 2008 - Lee Sterrenburg
  • 2009 - Ross Brittain
  • 2010 - Brad Feaster
  • 2011 - Mike Kelley
  • 2012 - Ellen Jacquart
  • 2013 - Heather Reynolds
  • 2014 - Jeff Belth
  • 2015 - David Rupp
    "for his work in rejuvenating SAS as an organization, his inspiring work with the GBBC in Local Schools project, and support of conservation and education."
  • 2016 - Jessica Hite
    "for the tremendous work in the renovation and building of several Chimney Swift towers in Bloomington, and educating the public about the plight of this near-threatened species."

Lifetime Conservationist Award

Given for a lifetime of commitment and dedication.

Previous recipients are:

  • 2008 - Donald Whitehead
  • 2012 - Bill Jones
  • 2013 - Geoff Keller
  • 2014 - Don Jordan
  • 2015 - John Castrale
  • 2016 - Jeff Riegel
    "for tireless work promoting and organizing Eagle Watch Weekend, which was held for the 16th time this year, and his work through SAS as a member, board member (2005-2007) and president (2007-2011)."

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