Hillsborough County is seeking nominations for its Theodore Roosevelt Hillsborough Forever Conservation Award.
The honor goes annually to an individual or group exemplifying dedication to preserving the county’s natural resources, according to a Hillsborough County news release.
The award is named after Theodore Roosevelt Jr., 26th president of the United States, who was a noted conservationist who placed more than 200 million acres under public protection.
Nominees must live or work in Hillsborough County or have lived/worked in Hillsborough during the time of their achievements. They should 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 be reviewed by 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 Hillsborough county board will hold an award ceremony in the spring to coincide with National Arbor Day.
The deadline for nominations is Feb. 29. For more information, call 813-672-7876.
Published February 07, 2024