Arizona's 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Finalists

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Arizona's Cox Conserves Heroes program is sponsored locally by OdySea Aquarium. OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Southwest United States with over 2 million gallons of water. 

Eric  Sophiea

Eric Sophiea

Eric Sophiea founded Climbers Association of Southern Arizona in 2015 to build an empowered group of rock climbers who give back to the community. As President, Sophiea dedicates thousands of personal volunteer hours managing all levels of the registered 501(c)(3) organization. He has forged collaborations with nonprofits and conservation agencies, including the AZ Wilderness Coalition, AZ Conservation Corps and the US Forest Service. His nonprofit of choice is the Climbing Association of Sourthern Arizona.

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Ashley Camhi

Ashley Camhi

Ashley Camhi has fostered an engaged group of volunteers who work on issues related to renewable energy, water conservation, protection of open space, elimination of food deserts and more. For the past 10 years, Camhi has worked with governments in Latin America and the Caribbean identifying optimal natural resource protections while expanding development. Camhi is currently a doctoral candidate researching ways the U.S. Department of Agriculture can incentivize farmers to increase land conservation improving water quality. Camhi’s nonprofit of choice is Arizona Sustainability Alliance.

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Dora  Martinez

Dora Martinez

Dora Martinez leads efforts to revitalize the Barrio Centro/Julia Keen neighborhood after the closure of the Julia Keen School. Martinez hopes to turn this lot into a productive agriculture center, where she can continue to mobilize youth and neighbors to produce healthy food out of the space. She has worked tirelessly as a volunteer for the last two years, culminating in the execution of a 5-year lease on the site with TUSD.Her nonprofit of choice is Flowers and Bullets Collective.

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