The Nature Conservancy receives $10,000 Monsanto grant

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Funding will support watershed and stream management

News Release from The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy announced Dec. 20 that it received a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund for its conservation work on the island of Molokai.

Thanks to a strong recommendation from Ray Foster, general manager for Monsanto Molokai, the Monsanto Fund awarded the grant to the Conservancy’s Molokai programs.

The Kamakou Preserve, managed and protected by The Nature Conservancy, holds 250 species of Hawaiian plants, at least 219 of which can be found nowhere else in the world.


“On behalf of the Molokai staff, I would like to thank Monsanto and Ray Foster for their continued support of the Conservancy during these tough economic times,” said Ed Misaki, director of Molokai programs for TNC. Monsanto has provided TNC with annual grants totaling $95,000 since 2005.

According to Misaki, the funds will be used for watershed and stream management at its Kamakou and Pelekunu preserves. The two preserves, which total almost 9,000 acres, lie within the greater East Molokai watershed.

The $10,000 gift will also serve as private matching funds for the State Natural Area Partnership Program, or NAPP. The state program provides $2 for every private dollar the Conservancy raises and spends on management activities at Kamakou and Pelekunu. Essentially, Monsanto’s gift will leverage an additional $20,000 in NAPP funding for a total of $30,000.

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  1. mrs. furtado says:

    MONSATO SHOULD GIVE MUCH MUCH MORE THEN THAT??????…………DON’T POLISH WHAT IS TAKEN FROM US TO MAKE 10X THE KALA WHILE WE’RE SUFFERING WITH OUR WATER N OUR BREATHING……DONT SEE WHY WE CANT EAT THE CORN………….AUWE………

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