Sherwood Bishop $50,000 award

Environmental advocate, chosen with the aid of public vote, receives $50,000 for nonprofit of choice

ATLANTA,  Sherwood Bishop has been introduced by using Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land as the 2020 National Cox Conserves Hero. As the recipient of this honor, Bishop has chosen the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance as the beneficiary of the $50,000 award, courtesy of the James M. Cox Foundation. This is in addition to the $10,000 awarded when he received at the regional degree in the course of this year's expanded-to-nationwide program.


Bishop obtained this award thru a public vote casting process, performed on between Oct. 1–15, which acknowledges his ardour for the surroundings and the influence of his volunteer work.

"Congratulations to Sherwood for being diagnosed as our 2020 National Cox Conserves Hero," stated Maury Wolfe, assistant vice president of company social accountability and public affairs at Cox Enterprises. "We're proud to shine a mild on the exact work Sherwood and all of the nominees do to assist their nearby communities. Their work has a direct have an effect on on the surroundings and it evokes others to be part of the cause, which is how lasting exchange occurs."

Bishop is a lately retired college professor who is passionately dedicated to maintaining greenways in and round the metropolis of San Marcos, Texas. He is president of the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance, a volunteer-led team whose mission is to create interconnected parks and greenbelts as nicely as to guard herbal areas.

He spends most of his weekends main corporations of volunteers in constructing, enhancing and keeping trails. He's spearheaded the safety and improvement of countless miles of greenspace and trails. Current initiatives consist of a path known as the "Loop and Check" that encircles San Marcos, and the preliminary plans for the Emerald Crown Trail to join San Marcos to its northern neighbor, Austin.

Bishop's work bridges the neighborhood and the environment. He has been pivotal in setting up pedestrian and bicycle connectivity thru plenty of San Marcos. This offers alternative, environmentally pleasant transportation routes for residents of the city. Most of these trails have been developed alongside environmentally touchy water high-quality lands. The town of San Marcos and the surrounding land falls inside the Edward's Aquifer recharge and contributing zones. This aquifer gives ingesting water to greater than two million and its safety is vital to the vitality of the region.

"We anticipate to add over 2,000 greater acres inside the subsequent year," Bishop said. "We desperately want assets to instruct and equip extra volunteer groups to get them their equipment and materials to web sites that are miles from roads. We additionally want substances for tasks like path bridges and outside assembly spaces. The Cox Conserves prize is a Godsend."

The Cox Conserves Hero application serves to honor environmental volunteers who create, keep or beautify shared out of doors areas in their neighborhood communities. To date, the countrywide Cox Conserves Heroes application has donated $1.1 million to environmental nonprofits and honored extra than 200 volunteers. 

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