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Florida Chapter Members Win Callison and Dutcher Awards

Congratulations to Jordan Silvia and Stephen Kintner!

William Dutcher Award

A Florida college student was among the William Dutcher Awardees for 2023! Congratulations to Jordan Silvia of Audubon of Martin County. Nominated by Audubon’s state leadership, the National Audubon Society’s William Dutcher Award goes to outstanding Audubon chapter volunteer leaders who have worked creatively and intensively on one or more focus areas or projects to advance Audubon’s mission. 

Charles H. Callison Volunteer Award

Congratulations to Stephen Kintner from the West Volusia Audubon Society—winner of this year’s Callison Volunteer Award. Kintner is a leading force for his chapter in community building, community science, habitat management, and fundraising. He led the chapter’s growth in equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and implemented a paid chapter internship on two campuses. The Charles H. Callison Award, given by the National Audubon Society, honors outstanding efforts contributed by staff and volunteers to continue Audubon’s mission for birds and habitat conservation. 

“Stephen not only has an extensive history with Audubon and conservation but a boundless enthusiasm for engaging people and building community. He is creative in planning projects and successful in funding them and could not be a better partner for Audubon Florida and the Audubon Jay Watch program.” — Jacqui Sulek, Chapters Conservation Manager 

This article originally appeared in the Winter edition of the Naturalist magazine.

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