Great Bay. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

Great Bay. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

Grants help continue progress on Great Bay

Critical habitats are being restored and protected in an area that the Environmental Protection Agency has labeled one of 28 "estuaries of national significance"

A $100,000 grant to the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire is helping to protect and restore Great Bay. This investment is a continuation of the Foundation’s multiyear support of Great Bay 2020, a collaborative effort by nonprofits and the public sector to protect and restore the critical habitats of the Great Bay estuary.

Since 2011, the Foundation has made $2.6 million in grants to organizations working to protect Great Bay. These efforts are complemented by a $250,000 loan to The Nature Conservancy’s Gulf of Maine Fisheries Restoration program from the Foundation’s Impact Investment Fund.