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Assemblyman From Rye Receives State Audubon Award

State Assemblyman Steve Otis, (D-Rye), receives the 2016 William Hoyt Environmental Excellence Award from Virginia Stowe, board chair of Audubon New York; Erin Croztty, executive director of Audubon New York; and Marcy Boyle, chair of Audubon
State Assemblyman Steve Otis, (D-Rye), receives the 2016 William Hoyt Environmental Excellence Award from Virginia Stowe, board chair of Audubon New York; Erin Croztty, executive director of Audubon New York; and Marcy Boyle, chair of Audubon Photo Credit: Contributed

RYE, N.Y. -- Recognized for his leadership in supporting the Wastewater Infrastructure Improvement Act, Climate State Assemblyman Steve Otis has received the Audubon New York’s William Hoyt Environmental Excellence Award.

The award given to Otis March 19 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., honors William Hoyt, an environmental advocate who died in 1992 while serving in the State Assembly.

“Throughout his tenure, Assemblyman Otis has been a strong leader in the protection of New York’s natural resources, including his commitment to advancing the Wastewater Infrastructure Improvement Act which was enacted last year. It’s an honor to present this award to a dedicated conservationist who has demonstrated unwavering support for the future of New York’s birds, people and communities," said Erin Crotty, the executive director of Audubon New York.

The award is presented annually to federal or state officials in recognition of work above and beyond the normal call of duty to advance critical solutions to the most pressing environmental issues.

Otis is a member of the Environmental Conservation and Parks committees, Chair of the Solid Waste Commission, and member of the Climate Change Work Group.

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