Dockstader Foundation 2020 Grant Recipients

The Dockstader Foundation awarded grants and scholarships in 2020 totaling $115,200. Grants ranged from $1,200 to $12,000 and covered activities from a demonstration wildflower meadow, and spotted lantern fly control to the re-propagation of the American Chestnut and a nature trail. The Foundation’s Board of Directors wishes to congratulate the thirteen grant and four scholarship recipients, one each from Kennett Consolidated School District, Avon Grove School District, Oxford Area School District and Unionville Chadds Ford School District. The Foundation wishes to express its sincere thanks to these willing partners who are making the effort to improve the environment in southern Chester County. Listed below are this year’s grant recipients and their projects:

Brandywine Conservancy and Art Museum – Community Driven Water Quality Improvements

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance – Management of Invasive Ailanthus Trees and the Spotted Lantern Fly

Oxford Area Recreation Area – Rain Garden Restoration and Bridge Protection

Londonderry Township – Woodlands / Daleville Preserve Trail and natural Area

Natural Lands – Cheslen Preserve Invasive Species Removal and Stewardship Portal

Friends of New Garden Trails – Demonstration Wildflower Meadow

Penn Township – Trail and Environmental Education Area

Kennett Area Park Authority – Impervious Surface Removal and Emergency Park Entrance Renovation

Octorara School District – Octorara Solar Project

Friends Home in Kennett – Raised Beds for Gardens

Grace McNeill – Upperclassman Scholarship

Patton Middle School – Restoring the American Chestnut

The Land Conservancy of So. Chester County – Creek Crossing, Streambank Stabilization and Water Monitoring