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KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today launched Western Washington’s fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. Nominations are being accepted at kirotv.com/heroes for volunteers who are helping to create, preserve or enhance our shared outdoor spaces. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the finalists.
A judging panel comprised of local civic and environmental leaders will select three finalists who will then compete to be named Western Washington’s 2012 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 runners-up will each receive $2,500 for their nonprofits of choice.
Nominee activities must be done on a volunteer basis and may not be part of one’s paid job. By improving our shared environment, these unsung heroes make Western Washington a better place to live, work and play.
Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. PT on April 27 at kirotv.com/heroes.
Western Washington ‘s Cox Conserves Heroes Timeline:
This is the fourth year the Cox Conserves Heroes program has run in Western Washington. Jan Holmes, Gary Colley and Mike Town are previous recipients of Western Washington’s Cox Conserves Heroes award.
The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created through a partnership between TPL and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of KIRO 7, to honor everyday conservationists. The program also runs in Arizona, Atlanta, San Francisco, Southern California and Virginia. Nearly $200,000 has been donated to local nonprofits through the Cox Conserves Heroes program.
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News is a Cox Media Group station and CBS affiliate serving Western Washington.
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