Benjamin Shrader Receives 2013 International Young Eco Hero Award

actionfornature_ecoheroI am so excited to share with you the great news that I was named a 2013 International Young Eco-Hero by Action For Nature!

Action For Nature is an international non-profit organization that encourages young people to take personal action to better their environments and to foster love and respect for nature.  Their Young Eco-Hero Award program honors the work of kids and teens between the ages of 8 and 16 who have done creative environmental projects.

I was so surprised when I received notice that I had been named a 2013 Young Eco-Hero because this is an international award given to a small group of kids and teens from around the world.

Many thanks to Action for Nature for recognizing the work I do in Central Texas and across the country to help educate kids of all ages about invasive species and to protect and preserve our native species. I am so honored and humbled.

Visit the Action for Nature site to learn more about this great organization and also about what kids are doing everywhere to protect our natural world.

Your friend,


Filed under Action for Nature, Eco-Hero, Environmental, Invasive Species

5 responses to “Benjamin Shrader Receives 2013 International Young Eco Hero Award

  1. Angela

    Congratulations! My 10-year-old son has seen you at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center several times (including last week) and really looks up to you. When we are driving around he’ll be looking out the window saying: “There’s more evil giant reed!” or “I can’t believe they landscaped with elephant ears. Don’t they know how much water those things take?!”

    • Hi Miss Angela,

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog. 🙂

      So glad your son enjoyed the Invasive Hunter Academy at the Wildflower Center! It’s great that he’s become such a great “Invasive Hunter” 😉

      Your friend,

  2. James

    Commander Ben ROCKS!!!

  3. Congratulations!

    from Kamama Kat

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