Published: 5/6/2022 10:17:09 AM
Modified: 5/6/2022 10:20:08 AM
FITCHBURG — The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts (CFNCM), a public charity serving the philanthropic pursuits of donors within the north central area of the Commonwealth, has awarded 12 Environmental Preservation and Animal Welfare grants totaling $73,720 to space nonprofits.
“The Environmental Preservation and Animal Welfare Grant Program focuses on preserving and providing access to the natural beauty of North Central Massachusetts, as well as enhancing the welfare of domestic animals,” mentioned Stephen Adams, president of the Community Foundation. “This year’s recipients are doing amazing things to help protect and promote the quality of life for people and animals throughout our region.”
The Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust acquired $10,000 in funding to help with completely defending 202 acres alongside the southwest financial institution of Tully Lake in Athol. This undertaking will stop the degradation of the Tully Lake viewshed and make sure the continued integrity of the setting as each a leisure vacation spot for tens of hundreds of individuals annually and as a habitat for the assorted pure communities that dwell there.
A $10,000 grant for GAAMHA, Inc., will likely be used to buy hay for the horses, goats and sheep on the Carl E. Dahl House at Evergreen Grove in Athol. This distinctive program makes use of an revolutionary method to handle the unmet wants of two very completely different populations that serve each other in a symbiotic approach: grownup males with co-occurring substance use and psychological well being issues and rescued livestock who now name the farm house after being spared from abandonment, neglect, abuse, malnutrition, poor well being and slaughter.
Additional environmental preservation and animal welfare grant recipients embody:
■Mass Audubon: $5,000 to help nature and social-emotional studying at Head Start websites in Athol, Gardner and Winchendon
■Northeast Organic Farming Association – Massachusetts Chapter: $5,000 to help collaboration with educators and group members to create and ship a curriculum on pollinators and pollinator habits, and to assemble an out of doors classroom
■The Farm School in Athol: $5,000 to help with the transition to draft energy by serving to with the acquisition of a horse-drawn hay mower
■Newfoundland Pony Conservancy Center: $3,200 for the acquisition of recent rubber mats and halters for the eight Newfoundland ponies that reside on the Carl E. Dahl home at Evergreen Grove in Athol.