The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is pleased to announce the grantees of the 2010 Watershed Institute Grant Program. The Watershed Institute, one of the Watershed Association’s long-standing programs, seeks to strengthen the capacity and programmatic capabilities of New Jersey’s watershed groups. The Grant Program was initiated in 2003 and strives to fund projects that:

 

  • Enhance the overall health and capacity of the grantee;
  • Increase the grantee’s presence in the community;
  • Provide the potential for the grantee to become financially stable;
  • Develop new, or enhance existing, programs designed to improve the health of the environment;
  • Provide opportunities for partnerships with various stakeholders; and/or
  • Conduct research and further understanding of local issues.

 

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Now in its eighth year, the Grant Program provided $85,534 in funds for projects such as habitat restoration activities, scientific studies, and community education and advocacy programs.

Congratulations to the 2010 grantees!

 

Crafts Creek/Spring Hill Brook Watershed Association

Flat Rock Brook Nature Association

Great Swamp Watershed Association

Pequannock River Coalition

Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Rancocas Conservancy

South Jersey Land & Water Trust

Upper Raritan Watershed Association

 

The Watershed Association is pleased to continue to support the extraordinary projects undertaken by New Jersey’s watershed groups.

Funding for the 2010 grant cycle was provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the William Penn Foundation. Funding decisions were made by an external Grant Review Committee of experts in organizational health and watershed management strategies. The Watershed Association is grateful to our funders and committee members for their continued support and guidance.

For detailed information on these, and previous, projects funded through the Grant Program, visit www.TheWatershedInstitute.org