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East County News Service

April 18, 2018 (San Diego) -- The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking nominations for the third annual Parks and Recreation Champion Awards. 

The program recognizes local champions for their work in environmental education and ambassadorship at parks and public centers across San Diego County. The winner will be awarded at a banquet in July in celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month. 

Brian Albright, director of Parks and Recreation, says “Volunteers improve the quality of life in San Diego,” adding, “We are proud to host an event that champions these everyday heroes, who embody the County’s overarching Live Well ideology.” 

The department wants to reward volunteers whose efforts have made a significant impact in community service, environmental stewardship and healthy, active living.

Nominations are being accepted now through May 31.

To qualify, nominees must be volunteers who live and work in San Diego County parks. Judges will be looking for nominations that exemplify a track record of outstanding service and commitment to programs that promote well-being, sustainability and conservation. 

For more information and to submit a nomination, visit: