Video: Henry Diamond Receives ELI Environmental Achievement Award

On October 20, 2015, Beveridge & Diamond founder and senior counsel, Henry Diamond, received the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) 2015 Environmental Achievement Award at the ELI Annual Dinner. 

The award recognizes Henry’s lifelong commitment to advancing land and water conservation. Henry’s work on the Outdoor Recreation Resources Commission under President Kennedy laid the foundation for the creation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and our national system of protecting wilderness areas and wild and scenic rivers.  He later served as the first Commissioner of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation and later joined the nascent environmental firm that became Beveridge & Diamond.  Read more about Henry's career here.

With assistance from some of Henry’s “contemporaries and collaborators,” we produced a brief tribute video that debuted at the ELI award dinner after warm introductory remarks from former U.S. Park Service Superintendent Bob Stanton.  We invite you to view and share the tribute video below.

Photo courtesy of Rockefeller Archive Center

Our firm has flourished because of Henry’s mentorship of many in the environmental bar and the trust our clients place in Henry’s vision of a firm that focuses on helping businesses resolve their most challenging environmental regulatory and litigation matters around the world.  We strive to uphold the high standards Henry set for the firm, and we thank our clients and friends for the opportunities we have to collaborate with you.

As Pat Noonan, founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Conservation Fund, said in the video, “Henry Diamond embodies the values of public service, political insight, and private sector activity.  He has blended all of those into his life’s work in a remarkable mosaic that has led to the conservation field, the environmental field, and sustainability that we now have today.  It’s a remarkable legacy.” 

On behalf of everyone at Beveridge & Diamond, thank you, Henry, for your lifetime of achievement in the environmental field, and congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.

Video footage from the event that includes Bob Stanton's remarks and Henry’s acceptance speech is also available.

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