The next Bay Nature Local Hero Awards event will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The regional conservation community will gather to celebrate the extraordinary contributions made by three individuals to the understanding and preservation of the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. Award recipients are honored at the dinner and will also be interviewed for publication in Bay Nature magazine.

Nominations are now closed for the 2015 Local Hero Awards.
Read about this year’s¬†recipients.
View a list of past award recipients here.

There are three award categories:

This award goes to an individual who has made significant contributions to the conservation of the natural landscapes, wildlife, and/or flora of the San Francisco Bay Area, through advocacy, legal action, acquisition, and/or stewardship.

This award recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made significant contributions to public understanding and awareness of the natural history and ecology of the San Francisco Bay Area, through research, teaching, field trips, journalism, and/or other media.

This award goes to an individual, 25 years old or younger, who is making significant contributions in the fields of natural history, stewardship of the natural world, conservation action, and/or environmental education. The recipient of the Youth Engagement Award also receives a $250 cash award.

All nominees must live or work in the nine-county Bay Area and be involved in work that has significant impact within the Bay Area. Final selections will be made by the board and staff of the Bay Nature Institute.

This year’s Local Hero Awards Dinner will take place at Scott’s Seafood at Jack London Square in Oakland. For information about tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and silent auction items, contact, or call (510)528-8550 x105.