Anne Little Named Virginia’s 2012 Cox Conserves Hero

May 23, 2012
Press release

The Trust for Public Land, in partnershipp with Cox Communications, today announced Anne Little as Virginia's Cox Conserves Hero. As her nonprofit of choice, Tree Fredericksburg will receive $10,000.

Little was nominated for her work with Tree Fredericksburg, an organization she launched with the goal of planting and sustaining an urban forest in our city. She now has legions of volunteers dedicated to the cause- including many youth. Focused on a sustainable future for the region's, Little leads the city's Clean and Green Commission and also supports the local Sierra Club.

Three finalists were selected to represent the Roanoke, Hampton Roads and Fairfax County/Fredericksburg areas and compete for the overall recognition of Virginia's Cox Conserves Hero. The winner was chosen through an online public vote.

Each of the finalists will receive $2,500 to donate to their environmental nonprofits of choice:

Chris Clifford was awarded Virginia's 2011 Cox Conserves Hero and chose Park Partners, Inc. to receive $5,000. Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission; Lynnhaven River Now; Newport News Green Foundation; and Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Foundation have also received donations through the Cox Conserves Heroes program.

Since Cox Conserves Heroes launched in 2007, more than $200,000 has been donated to local environmental nonprofits. The program also takes place in Arizona, Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook.

Media Contacts:

Kristen Anderson, The Trust for Public Land, 415-800-5178
Mike Leone, Cox Communications, 703-480-4916
Elizabeth Olmstead, Cox Enterprises, 678-645-0762

About The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and natural areas, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Since 1972, TPL has completed 4,250 land conservation projects in 47 states, protecting 3 million acres. TPL has helped states and communities craft and pass more than 380 ballot measures, generating $34 billion in new conservation-related funding. TPL began working in Virginia in 1987, and since then has completed more than 40 projects, protecting 18,000 acres of open space.

About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and