Friday, October 9, 2009

Grassroots Grant for MBNP

I have been working to secure a grant for the Matagorda Bay Nature Park from our company to provide educational assistance for school kids from around the area to come and participate in the programs offered by the park staff.

On Friday, I was honored to present a check for $5,000 to Betsy Terrel. We are in the "bean room" where they collection of beans is displayed along with shells and other beach treasures.

We have over 40 varieties of sea beans displayed with laminated cards describing them and giving their place of origin.

Visitors can learn about drift seeds and can match up what they find with the display.

When I am on site volunteering, those brave enough to enter the bean room leave with more information than they bargained for. As Tracy puts it, "John needs someone new to talk to about sea beans".

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