The Museum of Natural and Cultural History accepted nominations for the third annual Oregon Stewardship Award during January 2020.
Submissions are now closed. Thank you for your interest!
Spearheaded by the Museum Advisory Council, the award recognizes an environmental or cultural heritage project that involves the community and aligns with the museum's mission to inspire stewardship of our past, present, and future. The $1000 award includes public recognition at the museum's annual dinner in April and in the Oregon Heroes section of our Explore Oregon exhibit.
Oregon individuals, community groups, nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools and higher education institutions are all eligible nominees, as are national and regional organizations with offices or affiliates in Oregon. Eligible projects are Oregon-based and relate directly to Oregon’s environment or cultural heritage.
To be considered, projects must have meaningful community impact and be ongoing or completed during the 2019 calendar year.
The museum invites groups and individuals to self-nominate. Nominations will also be accepted from third parties wishing to recognize group or individual stewardship of Oregon’s environment or cultural heritage.
“Every day, the museum’s stewardship mission brings us into contact with Oregon heroes — people who are doing amazing work to protect and preserve our ecosystems, landscapes, and cultures,” said Jon Erlandson, the museum’s executive director. “The Oregon Stewardship Award helps shine well-deserved light on that work.