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The George W. Perkins Award was established by Parks & Trails New York to honor outstanding environmental leadership and public service.

The Award is name for George W. Perkins, who, as a long-time member and president of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, was a model of the best in conservation leadership. The Award is presented annually to a leader with a distinguished record of environmental accomplishment and public service.

The Perkins Award has a distinguished history, honoring leaders in government, business, and philanthropy.

Past Perkins honorees include Governor Cuomo, Douglas Durst, Citi, Joan Davidson, Brookfield, Larry Rockefeller, and Diana Taylor. For a full list of past honorees, please click here.

The George W. Perkins Award is usually presented in the fall at a cocktail reception in New York City. These events typically attract an audience of 100-200 guests including public officials, corporate and business leaders, and people active in environmental and civic endeavors. They also bring together old and new friends of both Parks & Trails New York and the honoree.

Please check back soon for updated information on our next George W. Perkins awardees.