From the Otter Point Creek Alliance:
On Thursday, September 3, 2015, Toyota Motor Sales, USA and the National Environmental Education Foundation, also known as NEEF, announced a $5,000 grant award to Otter Point Creek Alliance in support of the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center.
Otter Point Creek Alliance’s mission is to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of estuarine ecosystems through research, monitoring and education. This is accomplished with local, state and national partners dedicated to the unique estuarine ecosystem of the Otter Point Estuary.
“NEEF and Toyota Motor Sales, USA award grants across the country to local groups who are getting their communities involved with our public lands, which helps ensure the wellbeing of the earth and its people,” said Carol Watson, Senior Vice President for Programs for NEEF. “When each of us plays a role in supporting our environment, all of our actions add up to big impact.”
In 2011, Toyota Motor Sales, USA and NEEF formed a partnership to launch the Public Lands Every Day Program to build capacity for local organizations that steward and support public lands throughout the nation. Through this program, NEEF and Toyota Motor Sales, USA are awarding $217,000 this year to 49 groups, including Otter Point Creek Alliance.
“These funds will be used to enhance our outreach to the community so that more people become aware of, visit and volunteer at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, “ said Sharyn Spray, a spokesperson for the Alliance.
“We applaud the Alliance’s work to maximize the environment as a resource for the community,” Ms. Watson added.