Program: The Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s annual Oregon Stewardship Award recognizes an individual, school, non-profit, or community group for engaging its community in an environmental or cultural heritage project that inspires stewardship of our collective past, present, and future.
Nomination Period: The 2019 nomination period opens January 2 and runs through January 31, 2019.
Deadline: Nominations must be submitted online by 5 pm on January 31, 2019.
The Award: The recipient of the award will receive $1,000 and be recognized at a special award reception, in museum publications, and on the Oregon Heroes display panel in the museum’s Explore Oregon exhibit. The recipient will be announced in the spring of 2018.
Eligibility – Any of the following may be nominated:
- An individual Oregon resident
- An Oregon school, including K-12 schools, colleges, universities, classes, or departments
- An Oregon non-profit organization
- A national or regional organization with offices or affiliates in Oregon
- Other Oregon-based community groups
Criteria – The project must:
- be directly related to Oregon’s environment or its cultural heritage;
- have meaningful community impact;
- be ongoing or completed during the last calendar year, January through December; and
- be Oregon-based.
Who can nominate? Groups or individuals are invited to self-nominate. Nominations will also be accepted from third parties wishing to recognize a group’s or individual’s stewardship of Oregon’s environment or cultural heritage.
Online nomination forms will be available HERE throughout the nomination period.