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. 

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