Photo: Delaware Audubon Conservation Chair David Carter (left) and board member Matt Del Pizzo (right)
On December 6, 2014, the annual Delaware Audubon Conservation Award was presented to Pat Todd, natural resources co-chair of the League of Women Voters of Delaware.
Pat Todd has provided a lifetime of service to our friends at the League of Women Voters. Delaware Audubon President Mark Martell notes that she did remarkable work advocating for Delaware's two major recycling bills, beginning in 1976, and following up with the most recent legislation enacted in 2011.
Pat has worked on a wide variety of environmental issues in Delaware, as the LWV-DE lobbyist and energy policy director. Her longtime friend and fellow environmental advocate Lorraine Fleming was quoted in the News Journal saying Pat "really has her finger on everything environmental."
That News Journal feature in 2011 named Pat Todd one of "50 Delawareans Who Matter: A list of Delaware's unsung heroes" – people who make a difference in all of our lives. Pat was chosen for her environmental achievements.
Lorraine and Dick Fleming, both past recipients of the Delaware Audubon Conservation Award, have known and worked with Pat since well before they moved to Delaware. Lorraine talked Pat Todd into joining the League of Women Voters.
Pat stayed active in the civic organization for decades, in New York and then in Delaware; and over the years became a champion for many of the First State's key environmental issues – among them recycling and energy policy.
She has been described as passionate, but also reasonable, approachable, and a consensus builder. Delaware Audubon was extremely pleased to present this much-deserved award to Pat Todd.
For a complete list of previous Conservation Award recipients, click here.