SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Six environmental non-profits were honored by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to protect our county’s watersheds and magnificent coastline. After the online voting period closed Tuesday, this year’s Eco Ambassador was selected. The non-profit that received the most votes and the 2017 Eco Ambassador winner is San Diego Coastkeeper.
Mike Schneider, Chief Environmental Officer for SDG&E and Rob Hutsel, President and CEO of the San Diego River Park Foundation presented the $20,000 check to San Diego Coastkeeper representative Meredith Meyers on CBS News 8 This Morning. They also presented cash awards to every finalist.
All six non-profits were featured on News 8 - showcasing their environmental stewardship, innovation and responsibility. Those non-profits included: Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, Ocean Connectors, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter.