Nominations now open for 3rd Annual Cox Conserves Heroes Awards - Tucson News Now

Nominations now open for 3rd Annual Cox Conserves Heroes Awards

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Cox Communications in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for Arizona's third annual Cox Conserves Heroes awards program starting April 14.

Goodwill of Central Arizona, sponsors the program locally and will be accepting nominations at the following website

Nominations are now open for conservation volunteers across Southern Arizona, who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. The deadline for nominations is May 19 at 5 p.m. The winner will be announced in mid-August.

There will be a total of $15,000 donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and two finalists. The winner will receive $10,000 to donate to their selected nonprofit organization.  Each of the remaining finalists will receive $2,500 to donate to their nonprofits.

Nominees will be judged by a panel of civic and environmental leaders, who will select three finalists.  It is these finalists that will go on to compete to be Cox Conserves Hero for Arizona in 2014.  The winner will be chosen via an online public vote.

Activities must be on a volunteer basis and must not be part of a nominee's paid employment.  More than $380,000 has been donated to local nonprofits and more than 100 volunteers have been honored through the Cox Conserves Heroes program.

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