Each year, NEWEA members seeking financial support for humanitarian and community-type projects are invited to submit grant proposals for consideration by the NEWEA Humanitarian Assistance Committee. This year, three projects that align with NEWEA’s mission to preserve, protect and manage the water environment of New England were selected, and each will receive up to $2,500 in aid for their projects.
The first recipient, Clarke School for Hearing and Speech, in Northampton, MA, will receive a $1,000 grant for educational materials, which will be used to advance the environmental education in the classroom.
The second recipient, Friends of Forge Pond, in Littleton, MA, is awarded $1,500 to increase lake management, monitoring, and data activities at Forge Pond.
The final recipient, Rhode Island Shellfisherman’s Association, in East Greenwich, RI, will receive $2,500 for the Greenwich Bay oyster seeding project.
NEWEA would like to thank all candidates for pursuing community-driven environmental projects, congratulate the winners of this year’s grants, and encourage all those seeking aid for humanitarian projects to apply for the 2016 Humanitarian Assistance Grant Award when the application becomes available.