Following is a snapshot of a few of the grants recently awarded.
Punta Allen Schools
YDCCF Recently provided a grant to the Punta Allen Schools to renovate their bathrooms which were unusable. More information to follow soon.
YDCCF is supporting Toldeo Exposure to document illegal gilnetting in Belize.
University of Alabama
YDCCF is supporting the University of Alabama and Brenna Sweetman to complete a water quality analysis in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Belize: a case study of human impacts on a diverse and critical marine landscape. Brenna recently had the opportunity to discuss her research and the importance of water quality on PGTV - the local Punta Gorda TV station. This video also features grantee Wil Mahea (above) and Toledo Exposure.
Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and guide academy
The Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy merges salmon and river education, with recreation and conservation principles to educate, engage and inspire Bristol Bay young adults to become local leaders in salmon stewardship and prepared for jobs based on healthy salmon in their home rivers. The river-side course prepares young local leaders by equipping them with the knowledge, values and skills necessary to be conservation advocates in their communities and link visitors to the salmon and trout conservation issues in the region. YDCCF provided a grant for general support.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
For anglers, waterfowlers and other sportsmen, access to streams and waterways one of the most important factors in our participation in – and the perpetuation of – our storied outdoor traditions. Our access opportunities, however, are far from guaranteed. Efforts are underway to change existing stream access laws, which vary widely from state to state. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has been accelerating their engagement in the stream access fight, and in 2016 launched a national stream access campaign – Stream Access Now - to educate sportsmen and others about existing stream access laws and motivate them to get involved. YDCCF provided a grant to help develop a report detailing stream access laws in all 50 states.
Additional Grants have been made to the following organizations:
Perry Institute for Marine Science, Bahamas - to help restore Sandy Creek
University of Alabama - to complete a water quality analysis in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Belize: a case study of human impacts on a diverse and critical marine landscape