Press Release 12-18-18

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Memphremagog Watershed Association receives grant from the Vermont Community Foundation for Youth Discovery Program

December 18th, 2018 – The Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) recently received a $4,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation's Northeast Kingdom Fund. The grant will help further MWA’s mission of protecting and preserving the environment and natural beauty of the watershed by providing hands-on education for area elementary school classes.

“We are so pleased to have received this grant from the Vermont Community Foundation,” says Kendall Lambert, Administrative Director of MWA, “This will be the 5th year that we have run our Youth Discovery Program. The program has received tremendous support from local businesses and volunteers over the years, and this new funding will allow us to build on our community support to further enhance the educational experience for our local elementary school students.”

The Youth Discovery Program is an education field trip program for elementary school classes on Lake Memphremagog. Students learn about the watershed, challenges, and conservation solutions.

The Memphremagog Watershed Association is a non-profit that was founded in 2007 as an organization dedicated to the preservation of the environment and natural beauty of the Memphremagog watershed and to ensure its protection for generations to come. For more information, please visit www.mwavt.org or call 802-487-0160

The Northeast Kingdom Fund is a permanent philanthropic resource dedicated to supporting the people and communities of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties. Its grants are decided by a committee of local Residents, providing philanthropy for the Kingdom, by the Kingdom.

The Vermont Community Foundation inspires giving and brings people and resources together to make a difference in Vermont. A family of hundreds of funds and foundations, they provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise that make it easy for the people who care about Vermont to find and fund the causes they love. Visit vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.

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Press Contact

Kendall Lambert

Administrative Director

Memphremagog Watershed Association

802-487-0160

klambert@mwavt.org