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August 19, 2014

$5,000 Plum Creek Grant to Help Fund Wildlife Images Playground

COOS BAY, Ore. – A $5,000 grant from Plum Creek Foundation will help fund a playground for campers who have been learning about Brady the cougar, Rufus the bobcat and the other animals who call the Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center home,   The center, in Grants Pass, was founded in 1981 to provide for the care and treatment of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.   ... Read More

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August 19, 2014

Plum Creek Grant to Cure Case of ‘Polka Dots’ at Dora Center

COOS BAY, Ore. – A Plum Creek Foundation grant will help the Dora-Sitkum Rural Fire Protection District rid its multi-purpose room of an unsightly case of “the polka dots.”   In 2005, the Dora-Sitkum RFPD remodeled the Dora Community Center with a Plum Creek Foundation grant of $7,500 that also helped fund a new fire hall for the community. The center was originally a two-room school bui... Read More

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August 8, 2014

Essex County Natural Resources Conservation District Receives $3,350 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

ISLAND POND, Vt. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $3,350 grant to the Essex County Natural Resources Conservation District (ECNRCD) to help fund the Northern New England Native Plant Restoration Project.   The project aims to conserve the area’s water resources by offering affordable native plant seedlings to organizations and landowners throughout northern Vermont and New ... Read More

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June 10, 2014

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division Receives $3,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

ESCANABA, Mich. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division (MI DNR) to help fund the “Conservation Officers Save Lives” project. The Conservation Officers Save Lives project seeks to equip all MI DNR law enforcement division officers with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). An AED is a portable ... Read More

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June 4, 2014

Habitat for Humanity Menominee River Receives $2,375 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

ESCANABA, Mich. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $2,375 grant to Habitat for Humanity Menominee River (HFHMR) to help fund the organization’s Norway Chair Factory Neighborhood Project. According to Kathy Kulas, resource development coordinator at HFHMR, the goal of the Norway Chair Factory Neighborhood Project is to construct a six-home neighborhood with a road, utilities,... Read More

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May 30, 2014

Skowhegan History House Opens New Exhibit Space Featuring Kennebec River Exhibit

FAIRFIELD, Maine – The Skowhegan History House Museum and Research Center today announced that it has completed renovations on a new room that will feature rotating exhibits. The room’s first featured exhibit, “Old Kennebec – Skowhegan’s First Highway,” is now open to the public and runs through October 11, 2014. According to Melvin Burnham, executive director, the museum’s collection h... Read More

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May 29, 2014

City of Escanaba Receives $2,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

ESCANABA, Mich. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the City of Escanaba to help fund the purchase of trail grooming equipment for the city’s recreation trails. According to Tom Penegor, recreation director, the city will work with local volunteers to maintain nine miles of trails, including two miles of skating style and classic skiing trails in Ludington Par... Read More

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May 21, 2014

Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club Receives $3,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

L’ANSE, Mich. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club to help replace the bridge on River Trail, which follows Swedetown Creek in Hancock and is part of the club’s Maasto Hiihto trail system. According to Jay Green, president, River Trail is the club’s most popular cross-country ski, snowshoe and hiking trail, largely due to its scenic... Read More

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May 21, 2014

Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital Receives $2,500 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

GREENVILLE, Maine – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital to help fund the Greenville School Backpack Program. The program provides kindergarten through fifth grade students in the Greenville School District with a backpack full of food to take home at the end of each week. According to Executive Vice President Dennis Welsh, the p... Read More

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May 20, 2014

Dexter Regional High School Student Receives Plum Creek Scholarship

GREENVILLE, Maine – Plum Creek today announced it has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Dexter Regional High School student Trevor Fogarty. Plum Creek annually awards scholarships to exemplary high school students who plan to continue their education after graduation. Students are recognized based on their academic achievements, participation in school and community activities and overall achi... Read More

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