The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio

The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio
Our Society has been active in providing financial support for the work of others who pursue the mission of our Society in research, conservation, or education.

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Grant Announcement for 2011

 

The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio will consider applications and nominations for an Annual Grant(s) to be awarded to a person or persons working in the field of botany or conservation in northeastern Ohio for a project that demonstrates excellence in research, conservation or education, and that clearly supports the mission of the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio.  Land trusts or other organizations or causes that support that mission are also eligible for the Annual Grant.

The societyís mission includes:

         Conservation of all native plants and natural plant communities through habitat protection and other means

         Public education and appreciation of native plants

         Proper ethics and methods of natural landscaping

         Surveys and research on native plants and publication of the information

         Cooperation with other programs and organizations concerned with the conservation of natural resources.

 

The amount of the grant will be up to $500. The number of grants available will be dependent on funding. The deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2011, and the grant(s) will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the society in the fall.

 

Applications should include contact information, a summary of the project, and a description of how money will be used. Awardee(s) will be asked to give a brief presentation on the project the following year at the Annual Meeting.

 

Please e-mail your application to bunchberry1@windstream.net or submit 3 copies to: Judy Barnhart, President, Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio, 10761 Pekin Road, Newbury, Ohio 44065.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Grant

The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio annually offers a grant for work in the field of botany or conservation that supports the mission of the Native Plant Society and demonstrates excellence in research, conservation, or education. The grant comes from an endowment fund overseen by the Native Plant Society.  This fund was established by Ann Malmquist, a founding member and our first President.  Over the years many members have contributed to it.  Some of the recent grantees and the projects funded by the grant are listed below:

Stacey Heffernan of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) for her Future Scientists Tremont Neighborhood Urban Ecology project;

Jim Bissell of CMNH to aid in the purchase of a parcel for the North Kingsville Swamp;

Hope Taft for the Ohio Botanical Garden at the Governorís Residence;

Dr. Shya Chitaley of CMNH for a research assistant for a study of a 360 million year old fossil forest of Lycopods in northeastern Ohio;

Jason Hopkins of Kent State University for his study, The Flora and Ecological Survey of Jennings Woods.

 

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