Hillsborough County is seeking nominations for its Theodore Roosevelt Hillsborough Forever Conservation Award, according to a county news release.
The honor, given annually, goes to an individual or a group whose efforts exemplify dedication to preserving the county’s natural resources.
The award is named after Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the 26th president of the United States and noted conservationist who placed more than 200 million acres under public protection.
Nominees must live or work in Hillsborough County and “be someone who shows persistence and dedication to long-term conservation of the county’s natural resources, demonstrates integrity in performance toward conservation goals, and displays attributes of true conservation stewardship,’’ according to the award criteria.
Nominations will go through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program General Committee, which will send a recommendation to the Hillsborough County Commission for approval.
The board will have an award ceremony in the spring to coincide with National Arbor Day.
The deadline for nominations is Feb. 28, according to the release.
For more information, call 813-672-7876, or email Ross Dickerson.
Published January 18, 2023
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