Cox Conserves Heroes

Celebrating 10 years of impact in our communities.

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. Whether taking up the mantle to organize for a landscape, overcoming a threat to a beloved park, or inspiring others to act on behalf of a place near and dear to our hearts, each Hero’s story reflects a new vision for a better place.

By showcasing these extraordinary individuals, we hope to inspire more people to take an active role in neighborhood conservation.

Who’s Eligible?
Individuals of all ages are eligible to participate in the Cox Conserves Heroes Program. You may nominate yourself or someone else. Cox Enterprises, its affiliated companies, The Trust for Public Land employees and their immediate families are not eligible. Previous Cox Conserves Heroes and finalists are not eligible.

Nominees and their projects must fit the following criteria:

  • Outdoor spaces: Creates, protects and/or beautifies an outdoor community space.
  • Volunteer basis: Works on a volunteer basis that is not part of their employment.
  • Inspire others: Inspires others to engage in community conservation.

July 1 – 31, 2018: Nominate Your Volunteer
Nominations are accepted throughout the month of July. Each of the eight markets will pick one local winner from their pool of nominees (e.g. Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Washington, Massachusetts, Virginia).
Nominate a Hero

October 1 – 15, 2018: Voting Phase
Each local winner will compete at the national level for the title of National Cox Conserves Hero.
Vote for a Hero

October 22, 2018: National Winner (Hero) Announced
The National Cox Conserves Hero will be honored with a grand prize of $60,000 for their nonprofit of choice and a media release.
View Hero Alums

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