2019 Grants Awarded!

EMCI awarded approximately $21,000 in grants in 2019, all going to great projects that directly support the Eastern Maine region.

We wish the best of luck to all applicants, and look forward to seeing the progress reports of our grant recipients as they come in.

2019 Awards

Washington Academy, Atlantic Salmon Conservation School Network. A school program in Washington county that will allow local children to participate in a cross-cultural program – with children from other ‘northern’ nations – focusing on the sustainability and conservation of Atlantic Salmon in Eastern Maine.

Downeast Salmon Federation. A project with the goal of determining a holistic approach to ecosystem-based Atlantic Salmon habitat restoration in the Machias River. The results of this project will be disseminated to key state agencies to help in developing management processes.

University of Maine Machias. William Otto. Seventh Annual Roque Island Lecture.

Jonathan Keller. A novelist in Addison, Maine who writes about local fishermen, their lives on the coast of Eastern Maine, and the challenges they face. This novelist engages closely with the local community, elevating their sense of self-worth through his literature. 

Project Share, Eastport. Restoration of riverine processes and habitat suitability in the Upper Narraguagus River and Northern Stream.

Maine Natural History Observatory. The final layout and preparation of a multi-volume Field Guide to Maine Wildflowers that will be published in 2019. 

Tides Institute. Support of a local historical society to restore a rare book that includes first-hand accounts of Eastern Maine’s soldiers’ involvement in the Civil War. 

Schoodic Institute. A research project assessing the effects of rockweed on the physical characteristics in the rocky intertidal zone. Rockweed is the most common seaweed in Eastern Maine, providing a vital habitat for marine animals. 

Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society. Support of local historical society to hire a local student intern to reorganize their collection and develop displays for school children to become familiar with their historical heritage.