Project Title: Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment
Project Location: Grasonville, Maryland
Applicant Information: Legacy Leadership Institute, The Wildlife Trust of North America Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Type of Applicant: Non-Profit
Total Grant: $24,970.00
Brief Summary: The Wildlife Trust of North America CBEC, in partnership with the University of Maryland Center on Aging, is developing the Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment (LLIE), bringing the time and talents of older adults to environmental conservation, restoration, and habitat protection. The project strives to simultaneously provide meaningful lifelong learning and civic engagement opportunities for 20 older adults, enhance the capacity of five environmental centers through volunteer leadership and service, and foster greater environmental stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Environmental Outcomes: The project will train at least 20 older adults who commit to one year of leadership service l in an environmental center; participate in the Legacy Leadership Council for at least a year following completion of the training program; and support future Legacy Leadership Institutes and environmental centers. The program will have at new environmental stewards conserving, protecting and improving the health of the Bay. The environmental stewards will in turn train additional youth in the arena of environmental health and stewardship.