MWA awarded $4,500 for Youth Discovery Program

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NEWPORT — The Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) recently received a $4,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Northeast Kingdom Fund.

The grant will help the association’s mission of protecting and preserving the environment and natural beauty of the watershed by providing hands-on education for area elementary school classes.

“We are so pleased to have received this grant from the Vermont Community Foundation,” said Kendall Lambert, Administrative Director of MWA. “This will be the 5th year that we have run our Youth Discovery Program.”

The Youth Discovery Program is an educational field trip program for elementary school classes on Lake Memphremagog.

Students learn about the watershed, challenges, and conservation solutions.

“The program has received tremendous support from local businesses and volunteers over the years, and this new funding will allow us to build on our community support to further enhance the educational experience for our local elementary school students,” Lambert added.

The MWA is a non-profit that was founded in 2007.

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