Board Chair Bill Long Named as Cox Heroes Award Runner-Up
We are pleased to announce that Bill Long, Ridge Trail Board Chair, was named as one of 3 finalists for the Cox Conserves Hero award. This joint project of the Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises (parent company of local television station KTVU) recognizes local environmental volunteer "heroes". Prizes are awarded based strictly on online voting. The winner's designated organization received a $10,000 grant to help the cause, and Bill earned a $2,500 grant for the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council.
The awards were based on votes received for each nominee's video on the Cox Conserves website. Thank you to all of the Ridge Trail members and friends who voted online for Bill and helped spread the word about the award.
More about Bill:
Bill is an environmental hero and collaborator. His hands-on leadership has benefited the environment and quality of life for all Bay Area residents – leaving a lasting legacy of open space, trails, parks, clean water, recycling, and waste reduction for generations to come.
Bill has been a volunteer champion for the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council for 20 years, including serving as Board Chair for the past dozen years. Under Bill's leadership, the Ridge Trail has grown from 165 miles to over 340 miles, now open and protected. His volunteer service is far-reaching, including: the San Francisco Bay Trail Project, Marin Open Space Trust, Marin County Park & Open Space Commission, and the Novato Sanitary District among others.