The Board of the Friends of Bandelier is seeking nominations for the first Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award.
This award was established in March 2014 by the Friends as a memorial to the group’s founder and long-time president, Dorothy Hoard.
The Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award recognizes contributions to the stewardship of natural or cultural resources in Bandelier or Bandelier’s neighbors in the Los Alamos area.
Nominees should be individuals who have taken a lead role in a conservation or education effort that has had a significant positive impact to the community, the Monument, the Valles Caldera National Preserve, or the Santa Fe National Forest in the Los Alamos area. This includes protection of natural or cultural resources, enhancement of knowledge about resources, or educational projects that increase public awareness of the area.
The Friends of Bandelier will contribute $1,000 in the recipient’s name to a project at Bandelier selected by the recipient from a list of possible projects provided by Bandelier staff. Projects may benefit natural or cultural resources, trails or backcountry experiences, educational programs at the Park, or preservation or display of artifacts at the Visitor Center.
The recipient also will receive a framed print of one of Hoard’s paintings.
Anyone can nominate a candidate or themselves. The Award Nomination Form is available by email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due by May 8. The award winner will be announced May 18.
This award pays tribute to Hoard’s profound influence at Bandelier National Monument and in her community.