Theodore Roosevelt Hillsborough Forever Conservation Award

Hillsborough County Commissioners established the Theodore Roosevelt Hillsborough Forever Conservation Award to be given annually to an individual or group who exemplifies dedication to preserving the County’s natural resources.

Nominating procedures

Nominees must live or work in Hillsborough County and “be someone who shows persistence and dedication to long-term conservation of the County’s natural resources, demonstrates integrity in performance toward conservation goals, and displays attributes of true conservation stewardship,’’ according to the award criteria.

Nominations must be made by 5 p.m. on Feb. 10 and can be sent to Ross Dickerson. Obtain a Theodore Roosevelt Hillsborough Forever Conservation Award nomination form.

Selection process

Nominations will go through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program General Committee, which will send a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for approval. The Board will hold an awards ceremony in April to coincide with National Arbor Day.

Selection meetings

The Jan K. Platt ELAPP Sub-committee will meet to send its selection recommendation to the general committee. This meeting is for sub-committee members only and is not open to the public.

  • When:  March 23 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Where:
    County Center
    601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
    24th Floor. Conf. Rm. 2408-1 Med.
    Tampa, FL 33601


For more information email Yakita Gilyard or call her at (813) 635-3547.