Welcome to the Greater Boston Area's Cox Conserves Heroes Program

FOX25, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is proud to present Boston's Cox Conserves Heroes program.

Nominations are being accepted in late June.

Cox Conserves Heroes is an awards program created by FOX25's parent company, Cox Enterprises, and The Trust for Public Land. The program honors volunteers among us who work to create, preserve or enhance the shared outdoor places in our communities.

FAQ Massachusetts

How are the Heroes Chosen?

The Heroes Judging Circle, a panel of civic leaders within Boston's conservation field, selects three finalists. The finalists are profiled on the Cox Conserves Heroes website and in local media, during which, the public is asked to vote online for their favorite. At the conclusion of the voting period, the finalist with the most votes will be named Boston's 2016 Cox Conserves Hero.

What does the Hero Receive?

A total of $20,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits in Boston. $10,000 will be donated to Hero’s environmental nonprofit organization of choice. Each of the finalists will receive $5,000 to donate to their environmental nonprofits of choice. The organization must be a registered 501(c)(3) and proof of registration status is required.

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Who is Eligible?

Individuals of all ages are eligible to become Cox Conserves Heroes. You may nominate yourself or someone else. Cox Enterprises, its affiliated companies, The Trust for Public Land employees and their immediate families are not eligible. Previous Cox Conserves Heroes and finalists are not eligible.

  • Nominee's activity creates, protects and/or beautifies an outdoor community space
  • Nominee's activity is done on a volunteer basis and is not part of his or her paid employment
  • Nominee's activity inspires others to engage in community conservation

Individuals living in the following counties in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont are eligible:


Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester

New Hampshire

Hillsborough and Rockingham