Who Is Eligible
Individuals of all ages are eligible to become Cox Conserves Heroes. You may nominate yourself or someone else. Heroes and their projects must meet the following criteria:
• The activity cannot be part of one’s job.
• A Hero should be someone who has helped to create, protect and/or care for an outdoor place available for public relaxation, reflection or recreation by the community.
• The activity or project must be located within the community as defined by the local Awards Program.
• The Hero’s story should inspire others to act.
• The activity should be something that anyone could do.
• Previous Cox Conserves Heroes and finalists who received donations for their environmental nonprofits of choice are not eligible.
Types of projects considered:
• Cleaning up/refurbishing a park or public place
• Helping to provide public access to a previously inaccessible place
• Beautifying a public place, e.g. planting/ tending to a community garden
• Volunteering at a local park
• Water conservation/protection-related projects
• Creating a program that gets people to public places
• Donating and/or assisting in the acquisition of land for public use
• Advocacy, education and/or community outreach for parks and open space
For any additional questions or requests for more information, please contact Jill Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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