E. Lee Walker Award for Community Collaboration

This child, adult, group or organization will have demonstrated the value of working with partners to create opportunities for kids to get out into nature regularly. Lee Walker has established himself as the quintessential collaborator, some might say a collaborator magnet, and so our award for community collaboration is presented in his name. Lee served as the chair of the Westcave Board, and has been its primary benefactor, for more than 25 years. It was Lee’s skill at collaborative leadership that generated the funds to build our fabulous Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center and those same skills have guided Westcave in a new and expanded strategic direction. Previous winners include: Sustainable Food Center - Sprouting Healthy Kids program, Youth Launch Urban Roots Program, National Wildlife Federation and Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Family Program,