The Great Egret Award, a National Audubon award, is given to individuals who have made significant, long-term contributions to Audubon and to conservation in pursuit of the Audubon mission.

The Great Egret Award honors a lifetime of achievement and contribution to Audubon.  To be eligible, individuals must have been working for the Audubon mission “in the trenches” for twenty years or more, either as a volunteer or staff member, and must have made significant contributions at one or more levels within the local chapter, center, state, regional or national level.  The award includes a certificate signed by National Audubon Society President and Chair of Audubon Board or Directors.