The Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $4,000 Marco Island Community Fund grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County. The Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary is very honored to be awarded this grant and most thankful for the Community Foundation’s partnership. This grant will help supplement the loss of income that the Nature Preserve, like many other non-profit organizations, has suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
These funds, in accordance with our mission, will provide needed support to preserve the Nature Preserve’s natural landscape, protect the wildlife, and educate the public. It will teach, especially school age children, the importance of conservation and the expansion of wildlife population through environmental outreach programs.
Chairman and Founder Carl Way stated “We have a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on our natural environment. Our native natural landscape is part of our history. The Community Foundation’s grant award, combined with public support, will assist us in our efforts to ensure that it remains as part of our future.”
The Community Foundation of Collier County awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Selected organizations receive grant dollars from the Changing Needs Fund. This Fund is made up of donors who believe in the Community Foundation’s ability to identify and grant to the community’s most current needs.