The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation Receives Brine Family Trust Grant

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The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation received the Brine Family Trust grant for the post-release monitoring of sea turtles obtained from the New York State Pound Net Program.

the grant from the Brine Family Charitable Trust will help us understand how sea turtles use this environment.

The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation received the Brine Family Trust grant for the post-release monitoring of sea turtles obtained from the New York State Pound Net Program. The primary mission of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation is to preserve and protect our marine environment through education, rehabilitation, and research. The project's goal is to collect tracking data to understand habitat usage. Tracking sea turtles within New York waters provides an opportunity to monitor movements in important seasonal developmental habitats for two threatened species of sea turtles.

Robert A. DiGiovanni, Jr., Foundation Director/Senior Biologist, says, “the grant from the Brine Family Charitable Trust will help us understand how sea turtles use this environment.”

The Brine Family Charitable Trust 2007 Summer Grant program for the East End of Long Island was created to fund projects on Long Island that serve to sustain The East End’s biodiversity, recover its endangered species, and maintain its natural ecosystem.

The Brine Family Charitable Trust, founded by Kevin R. Brine in 1989, is a recognized 501(c)(3) established as a private nonoperating foundation under section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue code. The trust does not accept donations.

To learn more about the Riverhead Foundation, please visit their website at http://www.riverheadfoundation.org.

Contact information:
Michelle Roth
Phone: 212-794-0990
Email: 2007grant @ rarewildflower.org

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