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September 25, 2014

L.C. Bates Museum Receives $3,260 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

FAIRFIELD, Maine – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $3,260 grant to the L.C. Bates Museum to help fund the Young Naturalists As Artists program, a six-week educational program for local children and families that uses scientific and artistic observation to grow lifelong interest in Maine’s inland environment. According to Deborah Staber, director, the program merges art and envi... Read More

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September 17, 2014

Michigan SFI Implementation Committee Wins Award as the State's Forests Keep Growing - Even in Downtown Detroit

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - Michigan's forests are expanding, even in unlikely places like Detroit. The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Michigan Implementation Committee is part of this success story and a big reason why it won the SFI Implementation Committee Annual Achievement Award in 2014.  The award was presented at SFI Inc.'s 2014 Annual Conference in Montreal. "The Michigan committee's... Read More

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September 17, 2014

Northern Forest Center Receives $5,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant to Advance Local Wood Heat Project

COLEBROOK, N.H. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Northern Forest Center to help fund the “Local Forests, Local Heat: Biomass District Heating in Colebrook” project, which will help Colebrook become the first rural community in the nation to implement a wood-fired district heating system. The proposed heating system will provide low-cost, local heating to do... Read More

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September 4, 2014

Stratford Public School Receives $4,240 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

COLEBROOK, N.H. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $4,240 grant to Stratford Public School to help fund the purchase of new technology for the school’s Library Media Center. According to Sandra Adams, principal, the library currently only has nine 2005 desktop computers, which run slowly and break down frequently. The Plum Creek Foundation grant will allow the school to purchase 11... Read More

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August 26, 2014

Somerset Economic Development Corporation Receives $4,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

FAIRFIELD, Maine – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $4,000 grant to the Somerset Economic Development Corporation to help fund the completion of the Forks Area Scenic Trail (FAST), a 6.3-mile multi-purpose trail that follows the old Route 201 along the Kennebec River north to The Forks.  According to Jim Batey, executive director, more than 65,000 visitors raft and kayak along the ... Read More

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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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