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Monthly Roundup – July 2010

New England Grassroots Environment Fund
The mission of the New England Grassroots Environment Fund is “to energize and nurture long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe, and environmentally sustainable communities.” Grants range from $500 – $2,500. Application deadline is Sept. 15. Link to full grant announcement

Patagonia Offers Support for Grassroots Environmental Work
Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia provides support for environmental work through grants to nonprofit organizations. Most grants are in the range of $3,000 to $8,000 each. Applications will be accepted during the month of August. See the Patagonia website for guidelines.


July 27 – 31
The Cullowhee Conference: Native Plants in the Landscape
Location: Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
For more information, and to register online, visit

August 1 – 7
Advanced Topics in Salt Marsh Management – Restoration Adapts to Climate Change with Susan C. Adamowicz and David Burdick
Location: Humboldt Field Research Institute, Steuben, Maine
more information
For additional information call (207) 546-2821 or email

Friday, September 24 9:15 AM – 2 PM
The Native Plant Center’s Autumn Landscape Conference: Gateway to Sustainable Gardening
Location: Gateway Center, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
For more information contact Nancy Inzinna at or visit

Saturday, September 25 – 8:30am – 4:00pm
The 2nd Native Knowledge Conference & Eco-Exhibit
Location: Monument Mountain Regional High School Great Barrington, MA
For more information or to registration visit or call 413-274-3433. A discounted registration fee of $25 is being offered to Project Native as well as ELA members.

Thursday, October 14
Invasive Plant Conference

Location: UConn, Storrs, CT
For more information visit or call (860) 486-6448.