The Trust for Public Land and Cox Announce Cox Conserves Heroes-Louisiana
Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com for volunteers in Cox’s service areas in Acadiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists.
A judging panel of civic and environmental leaders will select three finalists who will then compete to be named Louisiana’s 2013 Cox Conserves Hero. The winner will be chosen through an online public vote.
Cox Conserves Heroes-Louisiana Timeline:
- Nominations: June 3 – July 1
- Voting: August 22 – September 13
- Winner Announcement: Late September
The program launched in New Orleans in 2010 and has since expanded to include the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas. Jenga Mwendo was named Louisiana's Cox Conserves Hero for transforming an overgrown lot used as a dumping ground into a beautiful centerpiece for the community. She selected New Orleans Food and Farm Network as her nonprofit of choice.
The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Cox Communications, to honor local conservation volunteers. The program also runs in Arizona, Atlanta, Orange County (Calif.), San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Virginia. More than $280,000 has been donated to local nonprofits through the Cox Conserves Heroes program.
Social Media: #CoxConservesHeroes and #CoxConservesHero
About Cox Conserves Heroes
Launched in 2008 by The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, Cox Conserves Heroes honors individuals who work to create, preserve, and improve the shared outdoor spaces in our communities. By showcasing these unsung heroes, we hope to inspire more people to take an active role in local conservation