2016-06-09 / News Briefs

ALT Neighborhood Grants Awarded

The Aquidneck Land Trust has announced the eight grant recipients for the 2016 Merritt Neighborhood Fund. The fund provides modest grants to support the preservation of small parks, playgrounds and other natural spaces in order to strengthen the community’s identity and character.

The 2016 Merritt Neighborhood Fund grant recipients include:

Aquidneck Community Table for the installation of the Friends Meeting House Community Gardens.

Off Broadway Neighborhood Association/ City of Newport to support installation of a flag pole.

Daffodillion to purchase additional daffodil bulbs to help continue to beautify the City of Newport.

Friends of the Waterfront to support additional dinghy plantings.

Rogers High School to support the building and installation of a food garden to be built and maintained by students as part of the school’s “Newport Project.”

Portsmouth Dog Park to help establish an off-leash dog park.

Portsmouth Garden Club for improvement of the Portsmouth Free Library garden and conservation practice.

Thompson Middle School for materials for an outdoor classroom.

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