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2018 Environmental Grant Awards

Dominion Energy is awarding $1 million in grants through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, to 129 organizations in 12 states working to improve natural spaces or encourage environmental stewardship. Since 2003, Dominion has donated nearly $32 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint.

The competitive grants program supports environmental education and stewardship projects that preserve, enhance or make nature more accessible. A sampling of this year’s grant recipients include:

Organization Information Project Title City  State Grant
Sayles School Hands On Environmental Science Baltic CT $5,000
Riverfront Children’s Center Outdoor Learning Lab and Mud Kitchen Groton CT $3,500
Girl Scouts of Connecticut Trails Stewardship Hartford CT $5,000
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Students as Environmental Investigators Mystic CT $5,000
Sea Research Foundation Mystic Aquarium STEM Speaker Series Mystic CT $7,500
Eastern Connecticut Community Garden
Replanting and Refurbishing Existing Gardens New London CT $4,000
Children’s Museum of Southeastern
Observation Beehive Niantic CT $2,500
Friends of the Oswegatchie Hills Nature
Entrance Access Improvement Project Niantic CT $10,000
University of Connecticut Foundation Monitoring CO2 Near Avery Point Storrs CT $10,000
Morgan State University Foundation Blue Crab Survey and Research Program Baltimore MD $25,000
National Audubon Society Creating Bird-Friendly Communities Baltimore MD $5,000
Annmarie Sculpture Garden Dominion Energy Pavilion/Classroom Dowell MD $20,000
Calvert County Public Schools Exploring Environmental Science Using
Artificial Intelligence
Frederick MD $2,000
Lexington Park Elementary School FLOW (Future Leaders of the World) Creating a
Community Garden
Lexington Park MD $3,000
Mill Creek Middle School Courtyard Revitalization with Native Plants Lusby MD $3,000
Chopticon High School Butterfly and Native Plants Garden Morganza MD $1,200
Myersville Elementary School Student-Driven Environmental Projects Myersville MD $5,000
Calvert Nature Society Empowering Volunteers to Become Citizen
Scientists in Calvert County Parks
Port Republic MD $5,000
Partnership for the Sounds, Inc. Enhancing Efficiency at Resources Center Columbia NC $8,000
Mano Al Hermano Summer Family Earth Science Program Kitty Hawk NC $5,000
North Carolina Business Council Greening Minority Owned Businesses Pitt County NC $5,000
Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park Sensory Stations/Picnic Area Revitalization Scotland Neck NC $2,000
UNC Coastal Studies Institute Energy Literacy for Middle and High Schoolers Wanchese NC $5,000
Environmental Education Foundation New York State Envirothon Auburn NY $5,000
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of
Tompkins County
Upgrades to 4-H Acres Show Barn Ithaca NY $5,000
Keep Akron Beautiful Flowerscaping Akron OH $4,000
Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition Towpath Trail Clean Up Akron OH $10,000
Seiberling Elementary School Exploring the Cuyahoga River Watershed Akron OH $5,000
Lawrence School “Think-Go-Grow-Green” Curriculum Broadview OH $5,000
Malone University Ecosystems Adventure Projects Canton OH $5,000
American Society of Civil Engineers “Green Infrastructure” Engineering Club at
Orchard STEM School
Cleveland OH $2,500
Land Studio Developing an Urban Park at Irishtown Bend Cleveland OH $10,000
Montessori Development Partnerships Exploring Nature in “Urban Countryside” Cleveland OH $2,500
North Cuyahoga Valley Corridor RiverSweep, Volunteer Cleanup Projects Cleveland OH $2,500
Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center Creating Woodland Habitat Interpretive Area Cleveland OH $5,000
Sustainable Wildlife Area Restoration
Pollinator-Related Education and Habitat Re-
establishment Methods
OH $2,000
Kent State University at Stark “Plants through the Ages” Garden North Canton OH $10,000
Western Reserve Resources Conservation and
Development Council
Envirothon Painesville OH $1,000
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteers Removing Invasive Species and
Planting Native Trees
Peninsula OH $5,000
Oh Wow! Edutainment Family  Street Festival Youngstown OH $2,500
Mill Cove, Inc. 7th Annual Earth Day Event Mansfield PA $8,000
Snipes Farm and Education Center Kids to Farm Camp Morrisville PA $5,000
Western Clinton Sportsmen’s Association Upgrades to Nursery Renovo PA $7,000
Endless Mountain Music Festival Concert, Star Gazing and Environmental
Discussion in Partnership with DCNR
Wellsboro PA $2,500
The Nature Conservancy Fisheries Habitat in Upper Narragansett Bay Providence RI $10,000
Village Green Charter School Environmental and Atmospheric Monitoring Providence RI $2,500
Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Studying the Environment While Biking, Hiking
and Paddling
Providence RI $10,000
Center for Birds of Prey Lowcountry Environmental Access Awendaw SC $10,000
Beautiful Places Alliance Environmental Displays Santee State Park Columbia SC $10,000
Palmetto Conservation Foundation Broad River Trestle Improvement Project Columbia SC $20,000
Audubon South Carolina Creating Bird-Friendly Communities Harleyville SC $10,000
Southern Utah University Geology Field Trip Program Cedar City UT $25,000
Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks Volunteer Stewardship Program Moab UT $25,000
Ogden Dinosaur Park/Museum Foundation Environmental Science Summer Lecture Series Ogden UT $10,000
Summit Land Conservancy Weber River Watershed Initiative Park City UT $5,000
Hawkwatch International Citizen Scientists Monitoring Kestrel Falcons Salt Lake City UT $5,000
National Forest Foundation Mill Creek Trail Boardwalk Reconstruction Salt Lake City UT $25,000
Seven Canyons Trust Watershed Monitoring and Education Salt Lake City UT $10,000
The Nature Conservancy Outdoor Classroom at Great Salt Lake
Shorelands Preserve
Salt Lake City UT $25,000
Upper Tennessee River Roundtable Adopt-A-Stream Program Abingdon VA $12,000
Pinebrook Elementary School Recycling and the Environment Aldie VA $1,000
Friends of Dyke Marsh Helping People Learn about Nature Alexandria VA $3,000
Friends of Huntley Meadows Park Outdoor Education for ESL Community Alexandria VA $5,000
T.C. Williams High School Pollinators in our Ecosystem Alexandria VA $2,500
Discovery Elementary School Researching Environmental Issues Arlington VA $2,500
Forest Grove Elementary School Neighborhood Cleanup/Awareness Campaign Ashburn VA $1,000
Buena Vista City Schools Farm to Table, Raised Garden Beds Buena Vista VA $5,000
Centreville Elementary School Food….How Can We Reuse it in Our Gardens Centreville VA $1,000
City Schoolyard Garden, Inc. Plant, Grow, Harvest! Youth Leadership in
Environmental Education
Charlottesville VA $10,000
Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center of Virginia Making Nature Accessible for Students with
Special Needs
Charlottesville VA $17,500
Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. Access to Nature through Adaptive Outdoor
Recreation and Sports
Charlottesville VA $10,000
Henricus Foundation Indian Interpretive Programs and
Environmental Education
Chester VA $25,000
Friends of Pocahontas State Park Pocahontas North Hiking Trail Chesterfield VA $10,000
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Field Ecology Equipment Clifton Forge VA $3,000
The Colonial Seaport Foundation Marine Biology, Aerodynamic and
Hydrodynamic Education
Deltaville VA $10,000
Audubon Naturalist Society Environmental Science for Title I Students in
Loudoun and Fairfax Schools
Fairfax VA $5,000
Earth Sangha, Inc. In-School Native Plant Propagation Fairfax VA $5,000
The Children’s Science Center Urban Birds Project Fairfax VA $10,000
Belvedere Elementary School The Birds of Belvedere Falls Church VA $2,000
Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools “Get2Green” Environmental Science Falls Church VA $10,000
Longwood University Foundation/Clean
Virginia Waterways
Virginia Waterways Cleanup Farmville VA $5,000
Southside Virginia Family YMCA Nature Trails and Community Garden Farmville VA $8,500
Friends of the  Rappahannock Lower River Oyster Restoration Fredericksburg VA $15,000
Greenwood Elementary School Kid Pedal Power and Trout in Classroom Glen Allen VA $5,000
Virginia Institute of Marine Science Foundation Discovery Labs Supporting Lifelong Learning
and Family “Take Home Kits”
Gloucester Point VA $25,000
Friends of Goochland Parks Tucker Park Pedestrian Bridge Goochland VA $10,500
Versability Resources Electronics Recycling Hampton VA $5,000
Herndon Elementary School Indoor Garden Herndon VA $1,500
Rachel Carson Middle School Exploring Wind Power Herndon VA $5,000
Pennington Traditional School Schoolyard Garden Manassas VA $1,000
Weems Elementary School Science Learning Gardens Manassas VA $2,500
Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation Exploring Natural Bridge State Park Martinsville VA $10,000
Louisa County Public Schools Solar Powered Aquaponics Farming Mineral VA $4,975
Newport News Green Foundation Interactive Linear Park at Bates Drive Newport News VA $12,000
Virginia Living Museum Environmental  “Pop-Up Discovery Stations” Newport News VA $9,500
Renaissance Montessori School Learning Garden and Greenhouse Nokesville VA $2,500
Ettrick Elementary School Building Raised Garden Beds Petersburg VA $1,000
Starbase Victory, Inc. ENVIROBASE Core Program and Summer
Camps for Portsmouth Students
Portsmouth VA $7,500
The Elizabeth River Project “Place of Peace” Environmental Programming
for At-Risk Youth
Portsmouth VA $25,000
Powhatan County Public Schools Monitoring the James River in Powhatan Powhatan VA $3,525
Naturebridge Environmental Science in Prince William Forest Prince William VA $10,000
Prince William Environmental Excellence
Meaningful Watershed Experiences Prince William VA $7,500
Blue Sky Fund Environmental Education for Underserved
Richmond VA $10,000
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Stream Restoration and Stormwater Richmond VA $25,000
Maymont Foundation Underserved Students Discovering Maymont Richmond VA $10,000
Tricycle Farm and Food Education for All Ages Richmond VA $10,000
Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation Enhancing River Accessibility at VCU Rice
Richmond VA $25,000
Virginia Association for State Parks ADA Canoe Launch at Widewater State Park Stafford VA $25,000
American Hiking Society Conservation Projects at Douthat, James River Statewide Effort VA $5,000
Project Grows, Inc. Increasing Food Security and Exploring Plants Staunton VA $5,000
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind Educational Farm, Garden and Greenhouse Staunton VA $2,000
Chesapeake Bay Academy Aquaponics System to Explore Nature Virginia Beach VA $4,500
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Treating Sea Turtles Hooked by Recreational
Virginia Beach VA $22,500
Virginia Wesleyan University Environmental Explorers for Pre-Service
Teachers and Children Attending Camp
Virginia Beach VA $15,000
Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation Wildlife Data Collection Using Cameras Warrenton VA $5,000
Wildlife Center of Virginia Environmental Stewardship 2018 Waynesboro VA $5,000
Stonehouse Elementary Learning Garden and Outdoor Classroom Williamsburg VA $3,000
Friends of the Occoquan Water Conservation Project Woodbridge VA $5,000
Kerrydale Elementary School Kerrydale Outdoor Classroom Woodbridge VA $2,500
Baird Creek Preservation Foundation Education in Nature Green Bay WI $5,000
Historic Beverly Preservation Inc. Beverly Elementary Pumpkin Patch Program Beverly WV $1,000
North Bend Rails to Trails Foundation North Bend Trail Enhancement Cairo WV $5,000
WV Conservation Awards Council, Inc. Annual Watershed Celebration Day Charleston WV $5,000
Mineral County Alternative School Recycling Program Keyser WV $2,500
Trinity Christian School “Fields at Our Fingertips” Exploring Nature Morgantown WV $4,500
MountainHeart Community Services, Inc. Exploring Plant Life Cycles by Raising Food Oceana WV $7,000
New Vision Renewable Energy Creating a Solar-Powered Mobile STEM
Demonstration Vehicle
Philippi WV $10,000
Snowshoe Foundation, Inc. Marlinton Park Development Snowshoe WV $25,000
WV Association of Conservation Districts WV Envirothon 2018 Sutton WV $15,000