California’s Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program Launches with Earth Month

The Trust for Public Land and Cox Communication are seeking nominations for environmental volunteers in Cox’s service areas in Orange County, San Diego and Santa Barbara. Nominations are being accepted at through 5 p.m. on April 27 for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.

Judging panels, comprised of local civic and environmental leaders, will select one finalist from each area who will then compete to be named California’s 2015 Cox Conserves Hero. The winner, chosen through an online public vote, will receive $10,000 to donate to his or her selected nonprofit beneficiary. The two finalists each will receive $5,000 for their nonprofits of choice.

Nominee activities must be performed on a volunteer basis and may not be part of an individual’s paid job.

California’s Cox Conserves Heroes Timeline:

  • Nominations: April 6 – 27 (5 p.m. PT)
  • Voting: Mid-May
  • Winner Announcement: June

In California, the Cox Conserves Heroes program has honored more than 65 environmental volunteers and donated nearly $250,000 to their local nonprofits 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.

Cox Conserves Heroes also takes place in Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Virginia.