|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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