2022 Dockstader Foundation Awards Environmental Grants and Scholarships

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 MuseumSupporting Best Management Practices Pilot Project in the Oxford Region
Brandywine Red Clay AllianceLand 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 TrustPlanting 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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