KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), selected Bill Hagen, CWCAP Salmon Programs Director, as one of three finalists for the 2016 annual KIRO7/Trust for Public Land/Cox Conserves Hero award for his many years of contributions to salmon restoration, education, and outreach at Carkeek Park.
The awards were presented by the enthusiastic staff of KIRO 7 and the Trust for Public Lands on September 20, 2016 during a luncheon at Seattle’s Washington Athletic Club.
The top award went to Helen Hoenig for her great work in her community. Helen’s Cox Conserves Heroes donation of $10,000 will go to Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
One runners up award went to Bill Hagen for his great work at Carkeek Park. Bill’s Cox Conserves Heroes donation of $5,000 will go to Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project.
The other runners up award went to Kortney Okura for her great work in her community. Kortney’s Cox Conserves Heroes donation of $5,000 will also go to Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
CWCAP is deeply thankful to KIRO 7’s Jill Wiggins and Kelly Franson for their excellent outreach program. From the beginning and every step of the way, their professionalism and expertise has been apparent and appreciated. The months-long campaign concluded on September 20 with a cordial, informative, and inspiring ceremony that brought together great connections among the three finalists and their benefactors.