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.
2017 Earth Month Hero Grand Prize Winner
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
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
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
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|
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
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