Nominations Open for the 2021 Oregon Stewardship Award, Deadline March 19

Online nominations will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19. Submit yours today.


The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is now accepting nominations for the fourth annual Oregon Stewardship Award.  


Spearheaded by the Museum Advisory Council, the Oregon Stewardship Award recognizes an environmental or cultural heritage project that involves the community and aligns with the museum’s mission to inspire stewardship of our past, present, and future. The $1000 award includes recognition of the project and its organizer(s) in the Oregon Heroes section of our Explore Oregon exhibit.


This year, thanks to generous gifts from museum supporters Jill Gelineau and Stu Garrett, the museum will offer two awards. In light of the recent gifts, the museum has extended the nomination deadline to Friday, March 19. The nomination form is easy to complete and is available online


Oregon individuals, community groups, nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, and higher education institutions are all eligible nominees, as are national and regional organizations with offices or affiliates in Oregon. Eligible projects are Oregon-based and relate directly to Oregon’s environment or cultural heritage.


To be considered, projects must have meaningful community impact and be ongoing or completed during the 2020 calendar year.


The museum invites groups and individuals to self-nominate. Nominations will also be accepted from third parties wishing to recognize group or individual stewardship of Oregon’s environment or cultural heritage.


“Every day, the museum’s stewardship mission brings us into contact with Oregon heroes — people who are doing amazing work to protect and preserve our ecosystems, landscapes, and cultures,” said Jon Erlandson, the museum’s executive director. “The Oregon Stewardship Award helps shine well-deserved light on that work.


2021 awardees will be announced in May.

Submit your nomination.


This article was originally posted on Museum of National and Cultural History.