The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership's 9th Annual Capital Conservation Awards Dinner (CCAD) will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
The TRCP’s CCAD is an annual awards gala and fundraising event that brings together more than 400 conservationists, elected officials, policymakers, and business leaders who share a commitment to our hunting and fishing traditions. The night’s main focus is honoring three individuals whose work has made a lasting difference for conservation.
It is a chance to celebrate that conservation is, and always has been, bipartisan and uniquely American.
The event also features exciting live and silent auctions with the opportunity to take home some of the best in hunting and fishing trips and gear. The CCAD is one of Washington’s best-attended conservation celebrations, regularly attracting more than 30 members of Congress, as well as senior Administration officials.
In 2017, we are thrilled to be presenting our Conservation Achievement Award to television personality, writer, and outdoorsman Steven Rinella, who is an outstanding advocate for public lands access and longtime friend to TRCP. We will also be honoring Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Governor Matt Mead (R-WY) with our James D. Range Conservation Award. And finally, Tucker Carlson of Fox News and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC will join us as our guest co-emcees this year.
In 2016, we honored noted financier and philanthropist Louis Bacon with our Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award, in part for his role in conserving more than 167,000 acres in Colorado, which became the core of the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area—the nation’s 558th unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Learn more here.