Although specific dates are not known, records of the Environmental
Law Section indicate
that the Section presented awards in the early 1980's to the following
Hon. Madeleine Kunin; Hon. Herbert Posner; Hon. William Hoyt and
Robert Witmer, Esq.
Following the untimely death of Robert C. Stover in 1984, the Section
established in 1985
an environmental advocate award in his honor. In October 1985, The
Memorial Award was given to James Tripp, Esq.
On May 5, 1992, the Section gave an award to Dr. David Axelrod,
former New York State
Commissioner of Health, "in recognition of his outstanding contribution
environmental health" of New York State.
At a fall meeting in the mid-1990's (year and date unknown), the
Section gave an award to
Kevin Reilly in recognition of his work on the Section Journal.
In 2004, in recognition of the passage of landmark state
Legislation of the Decade Awards were given to Hon. Thomas P.
Hon. Carl L. Marcellino, Carl Patka, Esq. and Dale Desnoyers, Esq.
At the Section's cocktail reception the night prior to the annual
meeting in 2008, the Section
gave a special award to Gail Port, Esq. for her commitment and
dedication to the
Environmental Law Section. In May 2008, at the Section's Legislative
Forum, the Section
gave an award to Alison H. Crocker, Esq., in appreciation for her work
in the field of
At the Section's business meeting on January 27, 2011, four members
of t he Section were
honored as part of the Section's celebration of its 30th anniversary in
2010. The honorees
included: Rosemary Nichols, Esq.; Gail S. Port, Esq.; Walter Mugdan,
Esq.; and Louis A.