Bill Hagen, finalist in the upcoming Cox Conserves Heroes Award program, has chosen Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project as the recipient for his award.
CWCAP formed as a community education and action organization in 1979 in order to bring watershed awareness to water quality issues with a plan for salmon restoration to the community surrounding Carkeek Park and the Puget Sound region. Since forming a 501(c)(3) non-profit community action project in February of 1984, CWCAP volunteers have helped achieve many remarkable milestones through watershed education and community action.
The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of KIRO 7. Through the overall Cox Conserves Heroes program, more than $650,000 has been donated to environmental nonprofits and more than 150 volunteers have been honored. The program also takes place in Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Virginia.
The award event will occur in September, date to be announced.