Augusta Free Press

Dominion awards $1 million in environmental grants

Dominion Resources is awarding $1 million in environmental grants through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Foundation, to 67 organizations in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Since 2003, Dominion has donated $26.7 million to support a wide variety of environmental projects.

Whether it’s planting native trees, forging new trails or building boat ramps, this year’s environmental grants will help fund a wide variety of initiatives to improve public spaces and preserve habitats for the benefit of nature lovers across the Dominion footprint.

“So many great organizations are working to protect natural resources and make our communities more livable and enjoyable,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. “It’s very rewarding to support these efforts because they align well with our mission to conserve and promote the health and beauty of the environment in the places we call home.”

The grants are part of Dominion’s annual competitive program to support environmental projects that protect and preserve natural habitats, improve open spaces, make nature accessible or educate the public about environmental stewardship. A sampling of this year’s grant recipients include:

The full list of 2016 environmental grants and additional program information is available at www.dom.com/envirogrants.