The Rockfall Foundation has awarded $33,750 in grant money to 10 non-profit organizations, municipalities and schools in the Lower Connecticut River Valley. The annual Environmental Grants Program aims to preserve and enhance the environment in the Lower Connecticut River Valley and to increase public knowledge of and respect for its natural resources.
The 2019 grant recipients include five educational programs targeted at children and adults, three organic community gardens and projects for amphibian conservation and greenscaping.
These projects provide services in Middlefield, Durham, Chester, Deep River, Middletown, Westbrook, and across the Connecticut River watershed. Cumulatively, The Rockfall Foundation has awarded over a half million dollars since the inception of its grant program.
Recipients for 2019 are: Coginchaug Area Transition Giving Garden working group for the “Giving Garden of Durham-Middlefield”, Connecticut Audubon Society for the “Science in Nature Education Program for Chester and Deep River Elementary Schools”, Connecticut Forest and Park Association for its ”Highlawn Forest Vernal Pool Education Boardwalk”, Indian Hill Cemetery for ”A Celebration of the Trees of Indian Hill Cemetery”, Macdonough Elementary School for “Macdonough Gets Into Nature”, Middlesex Community College Foundation for its “Organic Garden Student Internship”, Mystic Aquarium for “Amphibian Conservation through Community Stewardship”, The North End Action Team for the “Ferry Street Community Garden Initiative”, Town of Westbrook for its “Sustainable Practices Education and Demonstration in a Parking Lot Project”, and Valley Shore YMCA for its “Farm to Table Camp.”
For more information about The Rockfall Foundation and the Environmental Grants Program, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit rockfallfoundation.org or call 860-347-0340.
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