Environment - West Marine launches marine conservation grant programm
In support of its ongoing efforts to improve and protect the marine environment, West Marine is launching a Marine Conservation Grants program and donating $30,000 to local recreational fishing and conservation organizations. The grants will be awarded to groups that offer conservation projects that are beneficial to recreational fishing and sustainable commercial fishing, while preserving marine resources. There will be five to ten grants awarded in amounts ranging from $500 -$5000 per recipient. Applications are available online beginning today, June 8, 2010 on World Oceans Day. The closing date for entries is September 1, 2010 and official rules and application information can be found here.