Westport– The Westport River Watershed Alliance has been awarded a matching grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). Public funding such as MCC’s plays a vital role for organizations as it allows the organization to leverage new money and also educate the public about the Commonwealth’s commitment to supporting the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences throughout the state. Westport River Watershed Alliance is grateful for the funds made available again this year.
Since first receiving the MCC Organizational Support Grant twelve years ago, WRWA has been able to expand its award-winning Watershed Education Program that serves over 3,000 students, publish its bi-monthly newsletter RIVER NEWS, and host river activities.
MCC’s mission is to promote excellence, education, access and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for allMassachusettsresidents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. The not-for-profit cultural industry has a multi- billion dollar economic impact in the state and supports every community.
WRWA’s mission is to restore, protect, celebrate, and sustain the natural resources of the WestportRiverand its watershed which encompasses six towns: Dartmouth, Fall River, Freetown, and Westportin Massachusetts, and Little Compton and Tiverton in Rhode Island. WRWA accomplishes its mission through education, advocacy, and community outreach. To receive a report or further information call the office at 508 636-3016 or visit www.wrwa.com.