Bay Nature 2019 Local Hero Awards Nomination Form

Nominations are now closed. To learn more about the 2019 Local Hero Awards dinner please click here

Alison Young & Rebecca Johnson Rodgers, Bay Nature’s 2016 Local Heroes for Environmental Education

At the 2019 Local Hero Awards Dinner, the regional conservation community will gather to celebrate the extraordinary contributions made by four individuals towards understanding and preserving the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. The award recipients will be honored at the dinner and interviewed for publication in Bay Nature magazine. Nominations are open through July 1st, 2018. Use the form below to nominate your favorite Local Hero.

1. Conservation Action Award
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 Award
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 Award
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.

4. Lifetime Hero Award
This award celebrates an individual whose grassroots activities have had a transformative impact on nature in the Bay Area over the course of their lifetime.

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.

View a list of past award recipients here.

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