Environmental Network Awards Grants to Fund Five Local Projects
January 15, 2014
Herndon Environmental Network Community Grants
Herndon Environmental Network, a local nonprofit organization, will be awarding five grants totaling $2,287 to fund a variety of projects benefiting the environment and the Herndon-area community.
Grant recipients are as follows:
The Town of Herndon will receive $1,000 for a recycling initiative in the town parks.
Herndon Rec Pool will receive $537 to install recycling and composting stations and a rain barrel.
Clearview Elementary School will receive $432 for a recycling improvement initiative.
Dranesville School Age Child Care program will receive $178 for a vermiculture program.
Dranesville Elementary School will receive $140 for tools and seeds for the school garden.
Last summer, Herndon Environmental Network's president, Carlin Anderson, was named a finalist in the Cox Conserves Heroes program, for her work in founding the Herndon Environmental Network. Cox Conserves Heroes is a program through which Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land recognize local volunteers for their work on behalf of shared outdoor places. The Cox award came with a $2,500 donation to Herndon Environmental Network.
States Anderson, "The Herndon Environmental Network board of directors felt that we could have the greatest impact on our community by using the $2,500 donation to offer small grants for projects in the Herndon area. We are so pleased to be able to assist five different groups with projects to make our community a more environmentally-friendly place." All projects are expected to be completed over the next year.