About 100 people gathered for the fifth annual Teaneck Creek Conservancy Sustainability Dinner and Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony to honor locals who have championed environmental causes, the group announced.
The dinner honored Carl Hausman, an “EcoArtist” who played an integral part in painting the TCC’s “Five Pipes” project, Bergen County Parks and Recreation Director Ronald Kistner, who was credited with advancing bird watching and habitat creation, and Don Torino, Bergen County Audubon Board President, who has formed new partnerships for the TCC, according to a news release from the group.
“The purpose of the dinner is to honor three dedicated individuals who make the mission of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy possible; people who commit their talents and passion for the environment and outdoors,” Board President Adam Strobel said in the release. “Due to the sheer number of dedicated volunteers, I trust that we will be a thriving organization for 50 [plus] years. I would like to thank each and every one of them.”
Sponsors for the event included UBS, Wiss & Company, Simon Sarver Swetz & Jachts, The Puffin Foundation, Holy Name Medical Center, PSE&G, and Bernstein Global Wealth Management, the release said.