Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land opened the nomination process for the Cox Conserves Heroes program today. The program serves to honor environmental volunteers who create, preserve or enhance shared outdoor spaces in their local communities.
In Virginia, the Cox Conserves Heroes program is supported by Cox. One local volunteer will be crowned Virginia’s Cox Conserves Hero, receiving a $10,000 grant to the environmental nonprofit of their choice. The winner will then move on to compete nationally against eight finalists for an additional $50,000 to their chosen nonprofit.
Nominate volunteers by completing a brief online form on now through July 31. National voting starts Oct. 1, and anyone can nominate at the local level or cast a ballot for their favorite finalist in the national competition.
The winner of the national competition will be announced in late October.
Nominees must meet the following eligibility criteria:
In the past 11 years, the Cox Conserves Heroes program has contributed nearly $1 million to environmental nonprofits and honored more than 200 volunteers across the country.