Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to Support Environment & Conservation Programs in PW County

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Some very curious cows are listening to the news from Dominion Energy’s Tim Sargeant (center) about an $8,500 grant that the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently gave to the Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation. Stephanie Cornell (left) is a local farmer who serves on the Board of the PW Soil & Water Conservation District. Also pictured is Harrison Glasgow, Chairman of the PWEEF and several children of PWEEF board members.

The Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation recently received an environmental stewardship grant of $8,500 from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. Funds will be allocated to support a wide variety of environmental science and natural resources conservation programs that are coordinated by the nonprofit organization.

According to Harrison Glasgow, chairman of the Prince William-based foundation, the organization’s initiatives impact more than 9,000 students, youth and adults each year. Some of the most popular programs include Farm Field Days, when fourth grade students spend time on a local farm to learn about agricultural practices and the human impact on the environment; Conservation Capsules to teach students about the scientific principles of photosynthesis, chemistry and watershed protection; and Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, which connect third grade students to issues related to the Chesapeake Bay’s watershed area, among many others.

“We are affiliated with the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District,” said Glasgow. “Our shared mission is to provide leadership in the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources to all Prince William County citizens. We offer education and information to farmers, as well as urban and suburban landowners, schools and community groups about environmental issues facing Prince William County. This generous grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation makes a huge difference in our ability to meet and exceed our goals for 2017.” For more information, visit pwswcd.org.

Tim Sargeant, external affairs representative for Dominion Energy, added, “When reviewing the grant applications, we were very impressed with this organization’s innovative programs to engage the community in environmental stewardship. Dominion Energy is very pleased to provide financial support for such meaningful initiatives.”

In April 2017, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awarded $1.2 million through a competitive grant process to more than 100 schools, organizations and communities in 10 states served by Dominion Energy. The grants support environmental education and stewardship projects that preserve, enhance or make nature more accessible. Since 2003, Dominion Energy has donated nearly $30 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint. For more information, visit dominionenergy.com.

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