Who We Are

The Cox Conserves Heroes awards program is how Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) honor the unsung heroes in our communities, as well as support the local organizations doing the important work of improving our environment. Through the program, we hope to inspire more people to take an active role in community conservation. 

To date, the national Cox Conserves Heroes program has donated $860,000 to environmental nonprofits and honored more than 200 volunteers. Part of the Cox Enterprises’ national Cox Conserves sustainability program, Cox Conserves Heroes awards volunteers for their actions in Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington.

Our Reach

Below is a list of organizations that have received financial support through the Cox Conserves Heroes program.

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Arizona

  • Arizona Native Plant Society
  • Arizona Trail Association
  • Audubon Arizona
  • Climbers Association of Southern Arizona
  • Desert Harvesters and Green Infrastructure Planning
  • Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace - Mission Garden
  • Garden Pool
  • Living Streets Alliance
  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
  • Phoenix Mountains Preservation
  • Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center
  • Tigermountain Foundation
  • Trout Unlimited Arizona State Council
  • Wild At Heart

California

  • A.R.C.H.E.S.
  • Aquatic Adventures Science Education Foundation
  • Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
  • Berkeley Partners for Parks
  • Berkeley Path Wanderers Association
  • California Native Plant Society
  • Canyonland Conservation Fund
  • Chula Vista High School Peace Club
  • Chula Vista Nature Center (now Living Coast Discovery Center)
  • Coastkeeper Garden
  • Committee for Green Foothills
  • Community Environmental Council
  • Earthroots
  • ECO-Warrior Foundation
  • Endangered Habitats Conservancy
  • Environmental Defense Center
  • Environmental Health Coalition
  • Environmental Nature Center
  • Fairview Gardens
  • Familyhood Connection
  • Friends of Alameda Wildlife Refuge
  • Friends of Balboa Park
  • Friends of Boeddeker Park
  • Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks
  • Friends of Sausal Creek
  • Friends of Tecolote Canyon
  • Goleta Valley Beautiful
  • Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek
  • Grow Strong
  • I Love A Clean San Diego
  • Inside The Outdoors
  • Laguna Bluebelt Coalition
  • Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy
  • Move San Diego
  • Naturalist for You
  • New Ocean Blue
  • Northern Alameda County Group of the Sierra Club
  • Oakland Landscape Committee
  • Ocean Discovery Institute
  • Ocean Institute
  • Outdoor Outreach
  • Pacifica Beach Coalition
  • Phat Beets Produce
  • Pie Ranch
  • Preserve Calavera
  • Quesada Gardens Initiative
  • San Diego Canyonlands
  • San Diego River Park Foundation
  • San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project
  • San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
  • San Francisco Bay Trail Project
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  • South Coast Chapter of Trout Unlimited
  • Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association
  • Surfrider Foundation of San Diego
  • The Anza Borrego Foundation
  • Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Wildcoast
  • World Stewardship Institute

Florida

  • Crones Cradle Conserve Foundation
  • Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium
  • League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund
  • Merritt Island Wildlife Association
  • New Image Youth Center
  • Oakland Nature Preserve
  • Wekiva Youth Camp

Georgia

  • Atlanta Audubon Society
  • Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
  • Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve
  • Elachee Nature Science Center
  • Friends Group of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Friends of English Avenue
  • Georgia Organics
  • Go Outdoors USA
  • Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy
  • Johns Creek Community Wildlife Habitat
  • Keeping It Wild
  • Kirkwood Neighbors Organization
  • Mountain Stewards
  • Park Pride
  • R.E.D.E.E.M Community Outreach
  • Save Georgia’s Hemlocks
  • South Fork Conservancy
  • Sustainable Norcross
  • Trees Atlanta
  • West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

Louisiana

  • Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana
  • Friends of Lafitte Corridor
  • Jefferson Beautification, Inc.
  • Lafayette Square Conservancy
  • Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN)
  • New Orleans Food and Farm Network
  • Operation Sudden Impact
  • Parkway Partners
  • Parkway Partners NOLA
  • Quality Deer Management Association - Louisiana State Chapter
  • ReCover Acadiana
  • The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
  • The University Lakes Improvement and Preservation Association (TULIPA)

Washington

  • Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project
  • EarthCorps
  • Forest Fire Lookout Association – Western Washington
  • Greater Metro Parks Foundation
  • Green Tacoma Partnership
  • King Conservation District
  • Metro Parks Tacoma
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
  • North Olympic Land Trust
  • Northwest Trek Foundation
  • Sustainable West Seattle
  • Washington Wilderness Coalition
  • WSU Island County Beach Watchers

Massachusetts

  • Bagnall Education Foundation
  • Charles River Clean Up Boat
  • Clean River Project
  • Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center
  • Neponset River Watershed Association
  • New England Aquarium
  • Zoo New England

Virginia

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Downtown Greens
  • Friends of Green Spring Gardens
  • Friends of Norfolk’s Environment
  • FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway-Roanoke Valley
  • Herndon Environmental Network
  • Lynnhaven River Now
  • Newport News Green Foundation
  • Park Partners, Inc.
  • Pathfinders for Greenways
  • Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society
  • Roanoke Community Garden Association
  • South Norfolk Neighborhood Watch
  • Tree Frederickburg
  • VB Clean Community Volunteers, Inc.
  • Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission
  • Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Foundation
  • Virginia Living Museum
  • Western Virginia Land Trust

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