Audubon is honored to name its Texas Women in Conservation Award for Terry Hershey. A well-known "force of nature for nature," Mrs. Hershey devoted and invested substantial passion, time, energy, and resources in significant conservation projects in Houston and throughout Texas. Mrs. Hershey was a former member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission and a founding board member of Buffalo Bayou Preservation Association, Houston Audubon Society, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center, The Park People, and Urban Harvest. She was also a past board member for Audubon Texas, the National Audubon Society, National Recreation and Park Association, and The Trust for Public Land. Terry Hershey was a force for nature for her entire life. Sadly, she passed away on her 94th birthday on January 19, 2017.
Audubon Texas will host the seventh annual Texas Women in Conservation Luncheon in Spring 2022.
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