Bay Nature Local Hero Awardees

Each year, Bay Nature honors three Bay Area based conservation leaders for their outstanding contributions to the people and the natural world of our region. Learn more about the 2014 Awards Dinner here.

Here’s a list of previous years’ Local Hero Award winners, with the category of award they received:


  • Environmental Education: Mia Monroe, Ranger/Site Supervisor, Golden Gate National Parks
  • Conservation Action: Seth Adams, Director of Land Programs, Save Mount Diablo
  • Youth Engagement: Cindy Moreno, Garden-Based Educator, Full Circle Farm


  • Conservation Action: Ellie Cohen, President & CEO of PRBO Conservation Science
  • Environmental Education: Robin Grossinger, Director & Senior Scientist of the Historical Ecology Program, San Francisco Estuary Institute
  • Youth Engagement: Sean FitzHoward, Founder, Protect the Bay Club, Lowell High School


  • Environmental Journalism: Harold Gilliam
  • Conservation Advocacy: L. Martin Griffin, Jr.
  • Environmental Education: Doris Sloan