This award honors an individual or group who exemplifies dedication to preserving the County's natural resources

Nominations are reviewed by the Conservation Award Sub-Committee and a recommendation is presented to the BOCC. The award is presented annually at a BOCC meeting that coincides with National Arbor Day.


Nominations for the 2025 award will open in early 2025.

Selection criteria

  • The nominee must be living and either
    • currently live and/or work in Hillsborough County
    • OR have lived and/or worked in Hillsborough County during the time of their outstanding achievements
  • The nominee must 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
  • The nominee must be involved in the community in which they live, lived, or worked
    • They may hold local office, serve as a leader in local civic organizations, and/or serve as a leader in local resource organizations
    • Their opinion may be sought, respected, and quoted on resource topics of interest
  • The nominee must have made a significant contribution to one or more environmental projects, programs, or issues of special concern over their lifetime
  • The nominee cannot be a current member of the sub-committee
  • Multiple nominations for the same person will be ranked as one nomination


For more information email Ross Dickerson or call (813) 672-7876.

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