Elizabethtown Steve Piatt, editor of the popular New York Outdoor News, was recognized at recent New York State Council of Trout Unlimited General Meeting for his outstanding contributions to sportsmen and conservationists, and proclaimed the winner of the 2012 Professional Communications Award. This yearly award is reserved for journalists who have made major contributions to New York’s sportsmen and women.
Editor of the New York Outdoors News since its founding in 2004, Piatt was cited for his exemplary service, integrity and leadership in bringing current news of the outdoors to a wide audience in New York and neighboring states. With a circulation of over 33,000, the Outdoor News has grown to become the premier news source for outdoor recreation in the region.
Trout Unlimited Council Immediate Past Chair Dee Maciejewski noted that the paper plays an important role in the legislative halls in Albany, where its consistent support of outdoors activities and conservation has been a significant voice for sportsmen and women.
Walter Trzcienski, President of the Lake Champlain Trout Unlimited chapter that sponsored Piatt for the award, said “Steve has been a constant spokesman for the best in outdoor interests, be it fishing, hunting or other things we do in New York. All sportsmen join me in congratulating him on this achievement.”