In 2015 the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board created the Hillsborough River Stewardship Award. This award recognizes efforts to protect the health and vibrancy of the Hillsborough River, in keeping with the Hillsborough River Master Plan.
Past Hillsborough River Stewardship Award Winners
2015 – Sid Flannery, SWFWMD staff (Retired)
2016 – Lee Hoffman, City of Tampa Staff
2017 – Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
2018 – City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
2019 – Bob Luce
2020 – Joe Coone