- Their activity creates, protects and/or beautifies an outdoor community space.
- Their activity is done on a volunteer basis and is not part of paid employment.
- Their activity inspires others to engage in community conservation.
In California, the Cox Conserves Heroes program is presented by Cox Communications in partnership with The Trust for Public Land. Over the past 11 years, the Cox Conserves Heroes program has contributed nearly $1M to environmental nonprofits and honored more than 200 volunteers across the country.