Cox Conserves Heroes-Bay Area Finalists Named
The Trust for Public Land and KTVU Channel 2 today announced the finalists for the fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes-Bay Area program. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the finalists.
All three finalists receive a $2,500 donation for their nonprofit of choice. They are now competing for an additional $7,500, bringing the total donation to $10,000 on behalf of the winner to be chosen through an online public vote.
Voting is open now through September 24 at www.coxconservesheroes.com.
The Bay Area finalists and their environmental nonprofit of choice are:
- Charlie Bowen: Berkeley Path Wanderers Association
- Leora Feeney: Friends of Alameda Wildlife Refuge
- Betty Traynor: Friends of Boeddeker Park
The Bay Area's Cox Conserves Hero will be announced on October 11.
As either a finalist's or winner's nonprofit of choice, the following Bay Area organizations have received financial support from the Cox Conserves Heroes program: Berkeley Partners for Parks; Committee for Green Foothills; Familyhood Connection; Northern Alameda County Group of the Sierra Club; Oakland Landscape Committee; Phat Beets Produce; Pie Ranch; Quesada Gardens Initiative; San Francisco Bay Trail Project and the World Stewardship Institute.
The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of KTVU Channel 2, to honor everyday conservationists. The program also runs in Arizona, Atlanta, Orange County (Calif.), San Diego, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Virginia. To date, more than $225,000 has been donated to local nonprofits through the Cox Conserves Heroes program.