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The Nature Conservancy Recognizes Rep. Zeldin With “Supporter of Nature” Award

October 7, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC –The Nature Conservancy recognized Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) yesterday with its “Supporter of Nature” award.

Congressman Lee Zeldin said, “I am honored to receive the Supporter of Nature award from The Nature Conservancy.  Representing the East End of Long Island, I am committed to protecting and preserving the abundance of natural resources on Long Island that are so important to the life, culture and economy of Long Island. I look forward to continuing to work with The Nature Conservancy to protect Long Island for generations to come.”

“Congressman Zeldin has been a key supporter of nature by fighting for the health and conservation of New York’s lands and waters,” said Jessica Ottney Mahar, Director of Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy in New York. “We are so grateful for his support, since protecting our natural resources is so critical to our economy, our heritage and our way of life. Congressman Zeldin has advocated for the preservation of Plum Island, the restoration of Long Island Sound, and the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, recognizing how important these bi-partisan priorities are for future generations of Long Islanders.”

Congressman Zeldin is pictured above with the Conservancy’s staff and trustees, who presented the award in person as they traveled to Capitol Hill to discuss several conservation issues currently being considered by Congress.