Wednesday, August 8, 2012

NJ enviro groups awarded CRI 'Back to Nature' grants

Wood frog - Blaine Rothauser photo

Five New Jersey nonprofits have been awarded a total of $10,500 in the first year of the Back to Nature Fund grants program offered by Conservation Resources Inc. (CRI).

Selected for 2012 grants were:

  • Great Swamp Watershed Association- $2500 for its Watershed Friendly Homes project
  • New Jersey Audubon Society- $1500 for restoration of a vernal pond at Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
  • North Jersey Resource Conservation and Development Council- $2000 for riparian restoration projects
  • Schiff Natural Lands Trust- $2500 for wetlands restoration at Mt. Paul Preserve
  • The Willow School- $2000 for expansion and enhancement of interpretive nature trails

CRI says the program is an extension of its role as a grantmaker and conservation finance intermediary. The grants are intended to help finance ecological projects and provide financial support for New Jersey non-profits that seek to foster the preservation and restoration of natural areas.

Read more about CRI and its Back to Nature Fund 

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