Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for Arizona’s fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. A total of $20,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists.
Nominations are being accepted through 5 p.m. MT on May 18 at www.cox7.com/cox-conserves for volunteers in Phoenix and Southern Arizona who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.
A judging panel comprised of civic and environmental leaders will select three finalists who will then compete to be named Arizona’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 employment.
Arizona’s 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes Timeline:
- Nominations: April 13 – May 18
- Voting: July 13 – August 10
- Winner Announcement: August
Scottsdale’s Melinda Gulick, Tucson’s Brad Lancaster and Phoenix’s Greg Clark are previous recipients of Arizona’s Cox Conserves Heroes award.
As either a finalist or winner’s nonprofit of choice, the following Arizona organizations have received financial support from the Cox Conserves Heroes program: Arizona Native Plant Society, Desert Harvesters, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, Mission Garden, Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, Phoenix Mountains Preservation, Tigermountain Foundation and Wild At Heart.
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 Calif., Ga., Fla., La., Mass. and Va. Overall, nearly $500,000 has been donated to environmental nonprofits and more than 140 volunteers have been honored through the Cox Conserves Heroes program.
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