Mt Sutro Steward Director Finalist

KTVU Channel 2 and The Trust For Public Land
Announce Cox Conserves Heroes Finalist:
Craig Dawson and the Mt. Sutro Stewards

The Mount Sutro Stewards Director, Craig Dawson, has been selected as one of five finalists in the San Francisco Bay Area’s Cox Conserves Heroes program, a national awards program to honor and celebrate conservation in everyday life.  
 
This Nomination is significant in its own right, but now Craig is in the running for Finalist (Super Hero) and a $5,000 award that will be donated to the environmental non-profit of his choice. 
Please take the time to learn more about Craig and the Mt. Sutro Stewards, and vote at:
http://www.coxconservesheroes.com/san-francisco-bay-area-ca/finalists.aspx
  
Cox Conserve Hero Craig Dawson & Mt. Sutro Stewards
Founder of the Mt. Sutro Stewards, Craig has recruited hundreds of volunteers to donate thousands of hours to rehabilitate San Francisco’s UCSF Mt. Sutro Open Space Reserve. Through his continous lobbying of the University, neighborhood, civic and recreational organizations, Craig has enlisted a diverse group of volunteers to help clear and restore trails and rare plant habitats during his monthly work parties. His efforts, which reach back over a decade, have increased public access and usage of the mountain’s open space and trails. This once neglected area is now a gem in the heart of the City enjoyed by many walkers, hikers and cyclists.

All the Cox Conserve Heroes and their projects:
Videos highlighting each finalist’s project will be posted online for viewers to watch before casting their vote.  The finalist receiving the most online votes will be named the San Francisco Bay Area’s 2009 Cox Conserves Hero. 
 
The Trust for Public Land’s California state director, Sam Hodder says, “The Bay Area is renowned for its environmentally-minded residents, so it’s no surprise the judges struggled to choose the five finalists,” “There is such good work being done by so many dedicated people. We salute these individuals, and share their wonderful stories with the hope that they will inspire more people to get involved in everyday conservation.”
 
Learn More About The Stewards Program Here
http://www.sfnpc.org/volunteerjuly2009
http://www.sfnpc.org/successmtsutro