Wendy Andrew Receives Disney Conservation Hero Award

Remembering a Hero.

Audubon Florida is proud to announce that Wendy Andrew has been honored posthumously with a Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Conservation Fund. The award recognizes local citizens for their commitment to reversing the decline of wildlife and engaging communities in conservation. Recipients from around the world were nominated by nonprofit environmental organizations, and each honoree and his or her nominating organization will share a $1,500 award from the fund.

During her more than 24-year career with Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resorts, Wendy turned her passion for nature into a tireless dedication to protecting wildlife. The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida, was especially close to Wendy’s heart, and she frequently organized Disney VoluntEARS landscaping teams to help spruce up the center.  She and her team donated time, energy and passion helping to improve the Center’s landscaping and trees.  Grateful for Wendy’s ongoing support, in 2012 Florida Audubon recognized Wendy as Volunteer of the Year. She will be remembered as a great person, volunteer and conservation hero. With this award, the Center plans to create a memorial garden in her honor.

The Disney Conservation Fund focuses on reversing the decline of wildlife and increasing the time kids spend in nature. Since 2004, Disney has honored more than 100 Conservation Heroes from around the world for their extraordinary conservation efforts.

For information on Disney’s commitment to conserve nature and a complete list of 2016 Conservation Hero Award recipients, visit Disney.com/Conservation

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