Howard Cushing (pictured left), president of the New York State Conservation Council, presented Larry Becker of Gainesville, N.Y., a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation's New York State Chapter board of directors, with the NYSCC's 2010 Volunteer Conservationist of the Year Award for his dedication to conservation.
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Larry Becker
of Gainesville, N.Y., received the New York State Conservation Council's
2010 Volunteer Conservationist of the Year Award on Sept. 17.
Becker, a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation's New York State Chapter board of directors and past state chapter president, earned the award for outstanding conservation achievements and significant contributions by a volunteer to help conserve the state's natural resources.
"I'm very honored to join the ranks of people who have received this award because I know all of them have been very dedicated volunteers and conservationists," Becker
"To be in the same company as previous winners is unexpected but very appreciated."
New York State Chapter board nominated Becker
and spent a great deal of time putting together a solid nomination package on his
"I've always felt that people who enjoy the outdoors and get a lot of life experiences in the outdoors have the responsibility to help pay back," Becker