On June 16, the Dockstader Foundation hosted an awards ceremony at the Natural Lands Trust Cheslen Preserve to distribute grants totaling $112,500 for eleven environmental projects and studies in Southern Chester County. Additionally, Dockstader Foundation awarded $20,000 in college scholarships to outstanding local high school seniors who intend to pursue environmental studies at college.
The scholarship recipients were from Avon Grove Charter, Avon Grove High School, Kennett High School, Oxford Area High School, and Unionville High School.
Each year, the Dockstader Foundation disburses project grants to individuals, non-profit organizations, and local governments for environmental projects that benefit Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Foundation, which has disbursed over 1.7 million dollars since its inception.
The following is a list of 2022 recipients:
|Brandywine Conservancy and Art Museum||Supporting Best Management Practices Pilot Project in the Oxford Region|
|Brandywine Red Clay Alliance||Land and Water Improvements for People and Wildlife|
|Parks, Recreation & Open Space Board For Franklin Township||Tree Planting at Crossan Park and Franklin Preserve|
|Friends of New Garden Trails||Restoration and Maintenance of Existing Trails|
|Hillendale Elementary Parent Teacher Organization||Outdoor Education Pavilion|
|Kennett Area Park Authority||Historic Water Works Building and Exterior Environmental Clean-up|
|London Grove Friends of the Park||Blosser Property|
|Londonderry Township||The Woodlands|
|Natural Lands Trust||Planting Meadow for Pollinators of Natural Lands ChesLen Preserve|
|SILO||Growing Together Community Garden|
|Stroud Water Research||Experimental Watershed Models for Education and Training|
The Dockstader Foundation is a charitable foundation created by Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA) to honor its longtime director and Chairman, Kneale Dockstader. A professional engineer with the DuPont Company, and a 60-year resident of southern Chester County, Dockstader served the community as a volunteer director on the SECCRA Board from 1978 until his death in 2008. He served as Chairman of the Foundation Board for twenty-five of those thirty years.
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