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Lafayette businessman is one of nine in National Cox Conserves Hero competition

Posted at 10:12 AM, Oct 01, 2019

A local businessman is in the running for a national competition aimed at getting funding for Moncus Park.

The 2019 National Cox Conserves Hero is now open for public voting which ends on Oct. 15, 2019. Lafayette businessman Lenny Lemoine was recognized with the award for his work in developing Moncus Park.

Cox Enterprises along with The Trust for Public Land is celebrating 11 years of recognizing community members who work tirelessly to create, preserve or enhance outdoor spaces. Local winners from Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington received a $10,000 grant to their environmental nonprofit of choice, given by the James M. Cox Foundation, the Cox-affiliated foundation.

Cox says that Lemoine will donate his $10,000 prize to Moncus Park which will use the funds to continue developing the 100-acre world-class park in the center of Lafayette. Lemoine and Moncus Park are in the running for an additional $50,000 during the national voting period.

Cox says that one national winner will be selected from nine local winners and will receive $50,000 to donate to their environmental nonprofit of choice. Visit to view the nine local winners’ videos and vote.

“The Cox Conserves Heroes program highlights some of the great work happening in communities around the country,” said Maury Wolfe, senior director Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs, Cox Enterprises. “It’s our 11th year supporting this program and giving these volunteers the recognition they deserve. It continues to be Cox’s honor to play a role in helping make the world a better place for the next generation.”

The winner of the 2019 National Cox Conserves Hero award will be announced in late October.