Cox Enterprises, Trust for Public Land launch Massachusetts' Cox Conserves Heroes Awards

Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land have opened the nomination process for the Cox Conserves Heroes program, the company said .

The program serves to honor environmental volunteers who create, preserve or enhance shared outdoor spaces in their local communities.

Celebrating its 10th year, the nomination process is open in eight select Cox markets: Atlanta, Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington. Once a winner from each market has been chosen, these winning individuals will be the candidates to win the national competition that the public will vote on in October.

In Boston, the Cox Conserves Heroes program is supported by Boston 25 News, WFXT-TV.

Nominees must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Their activity creates, protects and/or beautifies an outdoor community space.
Their activity is done on a volunteer basis and is not part of paid employment.
Their activity inspires others to engage in community conservation.

In partnership with The Trust for Public Land, the national Cox Conserves Heroes program has donated more than USD 800,000 to environmental nonprofits over the past 10 years, and more than 200 volunteers have been honored.

Cox Enterprises is a communications, media and automotive services company with revenues over USD 20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. To learn more about Cox´s commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, visit www.CoxCSRReport.com.

WFXT Boston 25 provides local news, weather, sports and entertainment programming to more than 2.4 million households in the Boston television market and covers breaking news from around the area on-air and across all digital platforms including Boston25News.com.

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Millions of people live near a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year. To support The Trust for Public Land and share why nature matters to you, visit www.tpl.org.