Oregon Stewardship Award

Northwest coastal forest

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s annual Oregon Stewardship Award recognizes an individual, school, non-profit, or community group for involving the community in an environmental or cultural heritage project that inspires stewardship of our collective past, present, and future.

The 2019 nomination period opens January 2 and runs through January 31. Nominations must be submitted online. Complete and submit your nomination form before midnight on January 31.   

The Award
The recipient of the award will receive $1,000 and be recognized at a special award reception, in museum publications, and on the Oregon Heroes display panel in the museum's Explore Oregon exhibit. The recipient will be announced in the spring of 2019.

Any of the following may be nominated:

  • An individual Oregon resident
  • An Oregon school, including K-12 schools, colleges, universities, classes, or departments
  • An Oregon non-profit organization
  • A national or regional organization with offices or affiliates in Oregon
  • Other Oregon-based community groups

The project must:

  • be directly related to Oregon’s environment or its cultural heritage;
  • have meaningful community impact;
  • be ongoing or completed during the last calendar year, January through December; and
  • be Oregon-based.

Who can nominate? Groups or individuals are invited to self-nominate. Nominations will also be accepted from third parties wishing to recognize a group's or individual's stewardship of Oregon’s environment or cultural heritage. Nominations must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2019.