Bay Nature Local Heroes Awards Nomination Form
Nominations for our “Local Heroes” Awards are now closed.
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The Bay Nature Institute is seeking nominations for its third annual “Local Heroes” award, recognizing extraordinary contributions to the understanding and preservation of the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. The recipients of the awards will be honored our Annual Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Terrace Room restaurant, overlooking beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland.
There are three award categories:
1. CONSERVATION ACTION
This award goes to an individual who has made signficant 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.
2. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
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.
3. YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
This award goes to an individual, or group of individuals, 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. $250 scholarship prize to the winner.
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.
You may nominate one candidate for each category. Each nomination must include a description of the qualifications of the nominee, as well as contact information for both you and the nominee.
The deadline for submitting nominations is November 5, 2012. The awardees will be recognized at Bay Nature’s Annual Awards dinner on March 24, 2013 and in a subsequent issue of Bay Nature magazine. (There is no monetary compensation associated with the awards.)