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Nathaniel Reed to Receive Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership Tonight

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Nathaniel Reed will receive the Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from National Audubon Society in New York City, NY tonight. The Dan W. Lufkin Prize recognizes individuals who have dedicated their entire lives to the environment and on-the-ground conservation. Reed is one of the founding leaders of the modern environmental movement. Working for both Florida Governor Claude Kirk and President Richard Nixon, Reed helped usher in a wave of environmental policies and programs that have created an enduring conservation legacy.

"No one has done more to protect the natural world than Nathaniel Reed," said Eric Draper, Audubon Florida's executive director. "He not only led the charge, he has an enduring legacy."

Since leaving public service, Nathaniel Reed has dedicated his life to the restoration of America’s Everglades and protection of Florida's Lake Okeechobee and coastal estuaries. Reed currently serves on the board of the Everglades Foundation. Paul Tudor Jones, Everglades Foundation founder, will present the award.

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