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EARTH MONTH HEROES

Congratulations 2017 Earth Month Hero Wendy Ramallo

As part of the Earth Month partnership between Wyland Foundation, Toyota, and KCAL / KCBS, we are proud to recognize people around the country who making a difference for the planet. During the live news broadcast on KCAL9, Wyland Foundation Executive Director Steve Creech presented Wendy Ramallo of the Council for Watershed health with the 2017 EARTH MONTH HERO award. Learn more about their great work at https://www.watershedhealth.org. The Wyland Foundation will also make a donation to the winner’s environmental charity of choice in southern California.

2017 Earth Month Hero Grand Prize Winner

Wedny Ramallo

Wendy Ramallo, Executive Director for the Council for Watershed health, a 20-year old nonprofit headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, that advances the health and sustainability of our region’s watersheds, rivers, streams and habitats – both in natural areas and urban neighborhoods. Wendy leads a small but fierce team of dedicated, intelligent, passionate leaders, several of whom have been with the Council over ten years. Wendy also continues to promote the organization’s core val

ues of facilitating an inclusive stakeholder process to advance the health and sustainability of our region’s watersheds, rivers, streams and habitats, emphasizing even more today the critical importance of community engagement and environmental justice.

2016 Earth Month Hero Grand Prize Winner

Grace Adams

In her role as the Bolsa Chica Conservancy’s Executive Director, she is responsible for all aspects of theorganization’s operations, program development and administration, marketing and fundraising. Over the past thirteen years, Grace has expanded the BCC’s education and habitat restoration programs, creating initiatives that stimulate interest and understanding in STEM disciplines. Prior to joining the BCC, Grace has a 28-year history of leadership in non-profit and for-profit businesses in multiple industries, from start-ups to global Fortune 50 companies like Honeywell International.

2015 Earth Month Hero Grand Prize Winner

Nona Reimer

She currently teaches fifth grade at John Malcom Elementary. Nona is passionate about teaching science andhas been involved in numerous district, county, and state systemic initiatives to improve science education at the elementary level. Nona strives to create a positive learning environment where students are challenged to discover new truths every day and equip them with the resources to be responsible citizens who care about the natural world they live in!

2015 Earth Month Hero

Allison Chenier

Alison Chenier has been a teaching for 7 years. For the past three years she has taught kindergarten at Greentree Elementary School in Irvine and loves it! She enjoys working with the younger age group because the students are curious, energetic and always excited to learn, which motivates her to always find new activities and ideas for the classroom.

2014 Earth Month Heroes

Ana Gutierrez Carmelita Arellano
Pamela Conti Wendy Hagan
Shelley Kelley

2013 Earth Month Heroes

Liz Crosson Jeff Duclos
Captain Charles Moore Leila Volkmann

2012 Earth Month Heroes

Erica Aguilera Kurt Lieber
Mahuya Barua Cynthia Liles
Sara Bayles Jennifer Miller Garmendia
Kathy Carillo Jim Moriarty
Nancy Caruso Jennifer Naegele & Matt Yurko
Anna Cummins & Marcus Eriksen Dency Nelson
Anita Dunham April Parise & Elizabeth Zernik
Reginald Durant Matthew Peterson
Environmental Nature Center Kary Rappaport
Claudio Garzon Michelle Spieker
Mark Gold Lorie Suntree
Patricio Guerrero Robina Suwol
Kajsa James Beth Tomlinson
Jeanne Kumagai & Students Mati Waiya
James Lieber Anne Younglove

2011 Earth Month Heroes

Jeff Cornelius Candace Leuthold
Dolores Dang-Wright Dana Martens
Fran Delaney Barron Matthew Morrissey
Ginger Demers Susan Norton
Sophia Derrig Vivian Okoro
Greg Gardiner Mimi Philips
Michael Gower Sue Puccinelli
Jennifer Horton Judy Riemenschneider
Jason Huffman Jill Rivero
John Karns Peggy Simpson
Benjamin Kay Mary Simun
Carol Kemp Ramona Talampas
Lisa Kerr John Teutimez III
Bill Kulencavich Mike Trimmell
Jaime Kunze E’lyssa Zuer

NOMINATE YOUR 2018 EARTH MONTH HERO

Deadline: April 15, 2018

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My life and professional goal is to expedite the creation of a sustainable planet through education.

— Benjamin Kay, 2011 Grand Prize Winner

If we use science and common sense in our day-to-day lives, we can keep the planet healthy.

— Dency Nelson, 2012 Grand Prize Winner

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