The following is a brief summary of grants made by the Board of Trustees over the last year:
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation received $5,000 for safety repairs to the historic Skipjack Stanley Norman which is used as a floating classroom for 1,300 students, teachers, and adults each year.
- Friends of Casco Bay received $7,500 for the Citizen Science Initiative to recruit and train volunteer boaters as citizen scientists to establish a baseline of biological indicators of environmental health.
- The Gloucester Adventure received $9,204 to replace the safety boat used for crew training small boat handling, MOB response, and close quarter maneuvering of the 90-year-old fishin schooner Adventure.
- Hudson River Community Sailing received $5,000 for the Ocean Literacy Program that develops environmental stewardship in New York City high school students specifically to launch the Hudson Estuary Litter Prevention marine debris program.
- Maine Coast Heritage Trust received $5,000 for the conserve and stewardship of their 121-acre coastal habitat preserve which covers the southern quarter of Stave Island affording visitors the opportunity to hike and camp with views of Frenchman’s Bay.
- Nova Scotia Nature Trust received $10,000 to create a comprehensive management plan for the 100 Wild Islands to allow for community outreach and critical education for visitors to the maritime wilderness.