KIRO7 and the Trust for Public Land Announce Mark Boyar as Seattle’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero

$20,000 going to local environmental nonprofits
Oct 24, 2017 1:00 PM ET

SEATTLE, October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KIRO 7, and The Trust for Public Land, today named Mark Boyar as Seattle’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero. Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Boyar’s nonprofit beneficiary, will receive $10,000. Boyar was among the three finalists who were nominated by the public then chosen by local judging panels to compete in an online vote for the title of Seattle’s Cox Conserves Hero.

The two runners-up will each receive $5,000 for their nonprofits of choice. Lisa Parsons selected Nature Consortium as her nonprofit of choice, and Jan Robison chose Chehalis River Basin Land Trust.

Cox Conserves Heroes was created through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of KIRO 7, to honor local conservation volunteers. 

As either a finalist or winner’s nonprofit of choice, the following Washington organizations have received financial support from the Cox Conserves Heroes program: Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project, EarthCorps, Forest Fire Lookout Association – Western Washington, Greater Metro Parks Foundation, Green Tacoma Partnership, King Conservation District, Metro Parks of Tacoma, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, North Olympic Land Trust, Northwest Trek Foundation, Sustainable West Seattle, Washington Wilderness Coalition, Thornton Creek Restoration, Keep Island Lake Clean, Good Neighbor Garden Project, Fauntleroy Creek Restoration, Whidbey Camano Land Trust, Puget Creek Restoration Society, Plant Amnesty, King Conservation District and WSU Island County Beach Watchers.

The national Cox Conserves Heroes program has donated nearly $800,000 to environmental nonprofits, and nearly 200 volunteers have been honored. Cox Conserves Heroes also takes place in Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Virginia and is part of the company’s national Cox Conserves sustainability program that is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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About KIRO 7 and Cox Media Group

KIRO 7 is part of the Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like,, Dawg Nation, SEC Country,, and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners.  For more information about KIRO 7 and Cox Media Group, please check us out online at and

About The Trust for Public Land:

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.  Millions of people live within a one-half mile walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year.  To support The Trust for Public Land and share why nature matters to you, visit

About Cox Conserves:

Launched in 2007 by Chairman Jim Kennedy, Cox Conserves is Cox Enterprises' national sustainability program. Cox Conserves focuses on reducing waste and energy consumption, as well as conserving water. The program engages each of the company's major subsidiaries (Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group) and encourages Cox Enterprises' 60,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.

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