The Conservation Law Center was awarded a $150,000 grant by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust (NMPCT) over a two year period to expand its freshwater conservation work, focusing particularly on the Wabash and White Rivers in Indiana. This grant is the third grant awarded to the CLC by the NMPCT.
With the help of this grant, the CLC will be expanding the depth and scope of work on the conservation of water-related resources. CLC President and Director Bill Weeks said, "We are grateful to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for its continued support. The freshwater resources of Indiana are among our most globally significant ecological features. By working to maintain the integrity of high quality water resources and improving the quality of degraded resources, we will conserve wildlife, preserve opportunities for outdoor recreation, and help protect the sources of drinking water upon which millions of Hoosiers depend."
Since the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust began its grantmaking in 1998, it has awarded more than $91.7 million to 425 Indiana nonprofit organizations. The Trust has continued to further the causes Nina Pulliam supported during her life: helping people in need, protecting animals and nature, and enriching community life.