Westport watershed Alliance wins matching grant

The Westport River Watershed Alliance has been awarded a $4,500 matching grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).

“Westport River Watershed Alliance  is grateful for the funds made available again this year,” said the group’s Matt Patrick. ” Since first receiving the MCC Organizational Support Grant twelve years ago, WRWA has been able to expand its award-winning Watershed Education Program that serves over 3,000 students, publish its bi-monthly newsletter RIVER NEWS, and host river activities.     MCC’s mission is to promote excellence, education, access and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. The not-for-profit cultural industry has a multi- billion dollar economic impact in the state and supports every community.       WRWA’s mission is to restore, protect, celebrate, and sustain the natural resources of the Westport River and its watershed which encompasses six towns: Dartmouth, Fall River, Freetown, and Westport in Massachusetts, and Little Compton and Tiverton in Rhode Island. WRWA accomplishes its mission through education, advocacy, and community outreach. To receive a report or further information call the office at 508 636-3016 or visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.wrwa.com” www.wrwa.com.

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