2005-12-02 / Community

Jamaica Bay Guardian Program Receives $15,000 Grant

Don Riepe, the Jamaica Bay Guardian and director of the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society based in Broad Channel, announced the group has just received a $15,000 grant from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.

“I want to express my deep thanks to the foundation for its support of our efforts to preserve, protect and enhance the natural resources of the bay,” said Riepe. “We appreciate the foundation’s support of our efforts to educate the public about the importance of the bay and serve as an intermediary between community members and governmental agencies that make policy for the estuary.”

Alexandra Herzan, President of the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., stated in the award letter, “It is a pleasure supporting this valuable work.” The Jamaica Bay Guardian program began in 2003 with funding from a Jamaica Bay wetlands violation settlement imposed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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