Stroud Center Partner Wins Ag Leadership Award

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Congratulations to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund for winning the 2019 Penn State Ag Council Leadership in Action Award!

This award honors outstanding leaders in the agricultural community in Pennsylvania that demonstrate outstanding communication and advocacy skills; exhibit the highest levels of professionalism, performance, innovation, judgment, and problem-solving skills; encourage personal development, partnerships, collaboration, and respect; and serve as role models, mentors, diplomats, and inspiration.

NFWF’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund is dedicated to protecting the bay by helping local communities clean up and restore their polluted rivers and streams. Working in partnership with government agencies and private corporations, the fund awards $8 million to $12 million per year through two competitive grant programs​. These programs benefit the communities, farms, habitats, and wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay region. The Stroud Center is grateful to have been a recipient of a number of their grants.

Since 1999, the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund has awarded more than 1,200 grants and leveraged matching resources to support a wide range of conservation projects. Learn more about these projects in their Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Project Spotlight.

From left to right: Penn State Ag Council President, Gregg Robertson; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Program Director, Jake Reilly; Contracted Field Liaison to NFWF, Katie Ombalski of Woods and Waters Consulting; and Stroud Center Watershed Restoration Coordinator, Lamonte Garber.