Tom Horton, author and environmental columnist for The Sun, was honored yesterday by the Sierra Club during an awards banquet in San Francisco.
Horton, who lives in Hebron with his two children, received the environmental group's David Brower Award, which recognizes professional journalists for work in the area of environmental reporting.
The award is named for the former executive director of the Sierra Club, who founded the organization's book publishing program.
"Tom is one of this country's most effective and profound environmental reporters," said Adam Werbach, Sierra Club president, citing Horton's weekly "On the Bay" column in The Sun and the five books he has written about the Chesapeake Bay.
"Through his thoughtful writing, he has made innumerable contributions to public education and environmental protection."
The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 by John Muir and is the country's oldest and largest environmental organization. It has more than 60,000 members.
Pub Date: 9/21/97