- Ticonderoga Central School District, Alexandra Smith for the expansion, maintenance, and sustaining of the school garden,
- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County, Eileen Longware for two classes on Food Preservation,
- Lakeside School @ Black Kettle Farm, Maeve Taylor, for program support for the
Summer Sprouts Program,
- Protect the Adirondacks, Pru Chapman, for help in the funding of the Adirondack Forest Preserve Public Use Education and Dispersal Project,
- Champlain Area Trails, Derek Rogers, for the purchase of a self-propelled walk behind trimmer mower for trail maintenance,
- Exploring Nature Educational Resource, Sheri Amsel, for Art and Discovery Kits for Kids, primarily for Ausable Forks Elementary School Grades 1-2,
- Crown Point Central School, Mary Hope McGinness, for the Birds and Blooms Garden, Grade 3 & Technology Class.
“We congratulate the awardees for their continued work studying, protecting, and making the natural environment of the Adirondack Park enjoyable for all,” said Liz Jaques, Chair of the ELP Committee.
The Adirondack Garden Club Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund was established in 2005 to give financial assistance to individuals and not-for-profit organizations involved in programs whose purpose is to study, protect and enjoy the natural environment within the Adirondack Park. More information on the Adirondack Garden Club Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund is available at adirondackgardenclub.com.