The Rockfall Foundation has awarded its 2014 major grant awards to two environmental projects, focused in Middletown, the lower CT River, and along the Middlesex County shoreline.
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Christopher Zurcher, founder, editor and publisher of the CT Environmental Headlines, will receive a 2013 Certificate of Appreciation award from The Rockfall Foundation of Middlesex County. The award will presented at the foundation’s 2013 Awards and Grants Celebration, to be held on Nov. 14 at the deKoven House Community in Middletown. “Rockfall and many of us in the environmental community have come to rely on the Headlines as a valuable source of information, as well as a key medium for sharing news about our own programs, grants and events,” explains Claire Rusowicz, Executive Director of Rockfall.
The Rockfall Foundation Certificate of Appreciation is given, as appropriate, to one or more individuals or organizations who have demonstrated environmental leadership by initiating and/or carrying out noteworthy programs and projects in the area of natural resource preservation, conservation, restoration or development that contribute to the quality of life in Middlesex County and environs. Conservation
The Virginia R. Rollefson Youth Environmental Leadership Awards, named for former foundation Executive Director Virginia R. “Ginny” Rollefson, will recognize Middlesex County high school students who are presently involved with significant programs and projects in areas of natural resource preservation, conservation or development.
The Rockfall Foundation has awarded its 2012 grants for environmental projects in Middlesex County, marking the 40th anniversary of its granting program. The foundation has given grants to organizations and towns throughout the county since 1972, when it first awarded funds to support civic beautification projects. Since then, Rockfall grants have provided critical seed money and support for innovative grassroots environmental education, conservation and planning initiatives.
The Rockfall Foundation will recognize Karl J. Wagener for his lifetime of service at the foundation’s 2011 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at the deKoven House Community Center. For more on this story, visit: Wagener to be recognized by Rockfall Foundation – The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT.
The Rockfall Foundation Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration Thursday, November 17, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the deKoven House Community Center, Middletown Open to all members and friends. Certificate of Honor Recipient & Featured Speaker Karl J. Wagener, Executive Director CT Council on Environmental Quality Certificates of Appreciation for Margot Burns, Regional Planner CT
Rockfall’s 25th Annual Symposium: Our Future Food Security — National Issues, Local Response, Oct. 13, Old SaybrookOct 7th, 2011 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
The Rockfall Foundation will present its 25th Annual Symposium on October 13, 2011, 8:30 am to 12:15 pm at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook. The theme this year is, “Our Future Food Security: National Issues, Local Response” with Mark Winne, who has worked for 40 years as a community food activist, writer, and trainer.
2011 Environmental Grant Proposals & Workshop The Rockfall Foundation invites grant proposals from nonprofit organizations, towns, and schools to support environmental education, conservation and planning projects in Middlesex County. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 18, 2011 and awards will be announced in mid-February, 2012. Rockfall grants often serve as catalysts for
The Rockfall Foundation has awarded grants for environmental projects to 13 groups in Middlesex County. A total of more than $20,000 has been distributed to libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations, the Middletown Press reports.
The Rockfall Foundation of Middlesex County is holding its Open House Reception on April 7, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at its deKoven House Community Center to welcome its new Executive Director, Claire Rusowicz.
Known for his lively presentations and published works, most recently “Stories in Stone,” author and Wesleyan professor emeritus Jelle de Boer will lead a tour of the Connecticut River aboard the Essex Riverboat Becky Thatcher Thursday, Oct. 30. Dr. de Boer taught the geology of Connecticut for more than 30 years.
The Rockfall Foundation of Middlesex County has appointed Claire E. Rusowicz as the foundation’s new Executive Director effective October 18.
Appropriately called “Changes to Regional Planning—New Opportunities to Share State and Local Services,” the purpose was to explore the best options for implementing regional collaborations that provide services efficiently and economically.
Landscape sustainability consultant, Tom Christopher will address the September Meet Your Greens, Middletown’s Green Drinks — sponsored by our friends at the Rockfall Foundation — which takes place Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Cardinals Nest, in Middletown.
The 24th Annual Rockfall Symposium titled, “Changes to Regional Planning – New Opportunities to Share State & Local Services” will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex.
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