Several years ago Washington Crossing Audubon Society received a generous
bequest from the late Polly Holden to be used for conservation and
environmental education. Our objective for providing grants from the Holden
Fund is to assist individuals and organizations in advancing conservation and
environmental education through initiatives broadly related to birdlife. The
2014-2015 Holden Grant Award winners are:
The 2016 Holden Grant recipients are:
|D & R Greenway
|Friends of Hopewell Val Open Space
|Friends of Taylor Wildlife Reserve
|NJ Conservation Foundation
D & R Greenway: to place interpretive signs at three of their
preserves, Cider Mill Grassland Preserve, Sourland Ecosystem Preserve, and Cedar Ridge
Preserve, which are grassland, interior forest, and mixed fields and woods, respectively.
Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space: to help fund a Copperhead
radio tracking research project at Baldpate Mountain to search for a den or dens of this
species of conservation concern.
Friends of Taylor Wildlife Reserve: for materials for a boardwalk
extension to make a Taylor Wildlife Preserve marsh trail more accessible to birders.
NJ Audubon: to continue improving the Plainsboro Preserve for
Eastern Bluebirds and for continuing their five-year Bluebird box monitoring program.
NJ Conservation Foundation: for photographic equipment to make a
short film on Red Knots, part of a series of short films for education purposes, called The
Creature Show. The photographic equipment will also be used for future episodes of The
Splash: to buy optical equipment, binoculars and a spotting scope
and tripod, for a children’s Birding on the Delaware River class offered on their floating