Bay Nature Local Heroes Awards Nomination Form
The Bay Nature Institute is now in the planning stages of our fourth Annual “Local Heroes” Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 23, 2014, where we will recognize extraordinary contributions to the understanding and preservation of the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. The recipients of the awards will also be recognized in Bay Nature magazine. View a list of past award recipients here. Nominations are now closed.
There are three award categories:
1. CONSERVATION ACTION
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.
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. 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.