|Holden Fund Grants|
WCAS distributed $19,000 in grants to several local and one international organization to carry out education and conservation programs. They were made possible by a generous bequest from Polly Holden. The 2010 Holden grants are as follows:
- Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space: $4,800 to support forest restoration at the Kulak preserve in Hopewell Township.
- D&R Greenway: $3,000 to support the proposed propagation greenhouse at St. Michael's to provide a local source of native plants indigenous to the area. This project will support and enhance habitat restoration in our area.
- Life Net: $5,000 to support bird monitoring efforts at Loma Alta Ecological Reserve and bird monitoring and stewardship at Reserva Las Tangaras.
- Mercer County Park Commission $3,100 to support invasive plant removal and habitat restoration at Roebling Island.
- Trees for Trenton: $1,000 to support the Trenton Environmental Education Field Trip program.
- Friends of Lawrence Nature Center: $1,050 to support the native plant and rain gardens development at the Lawrence Nature Center.
- Conserve Wildlife: $1,050 to support the protection of early-spring breeding amphibians during their annual migration.
Applications for the 2011 awards are due Nov. 1. The guidelines are on the WCAS website.
Last revision: Tuesday, August 30, 2011