Susan Markey, Helen Engle Volunteer of the Year for 2015.

Susan Markey, Helen Engle Volunteer of the Year for 2015.

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A core member of Black Hills Audubon Society leadership for more than three decades serving as Co-President, Conservation Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Echo Editor, and Publications Chair.  Integral grassroots advocate; served as the Chair for the Washington State Audubon Conservation Committee.  A champion for a collaborative Audubon voice at all levels. Thoughtful, insightful, steady and trusted voice for the Audubon network in Washington.  A positive force for change who tackles issues and challenges with intelligence, organization, a wealth of history and wisdom.  High-profile activist for water quality, growth management, critical area protection, mineral lands code, and forest practices.  Citizen member representing Audubon concerns on a wide variety of committees and groups addressing open space and habitat issues, pesticide use, and siting of industrial operations.

View Helen Engle presenting award on October 24, 2015 at Audubon Council of Washington Annual Meeting