The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) recently announced the opening of the nomination period for the third annual Parks and Recreation Champion Awards. The program recognizes local champions for their work in environmental education and ambassadorship at parks and public centers across San Diego County. The winner will be awarded at a banquet in July (date TBD) in celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month.
“Volunteers improve the quality of life in San Diego,” said Brian Albright, director of DPR. “We appreciate the value they bring to operational excellence, and the support they provide for their local communities. We are proud to host an event that champions these everyday heroes, who embody the county’s overarching Live Well ideology.”
DPR is now looking for volunteers whose efforts have made a significant impact in community service, environmental stewardship and healthy, active living. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, May 31.
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will select the 2018 champion. Judges will be looking for nominations that exemplify a nominee’s proven track record of outstanding service and commitment to programs that promote well-being, sustainability and conservation, among other criteria. To qualify, nominees must live and work in San Diego County; however, they do not need to be official partners of the County, and their efforts cannot be a part of their job.
For more information and to submit a nomination, visit: www.sdparks.org/champion.