The 2011 recipients were the Calverton School, which is running ongoing scientific sampling and discovery of the Patuxent River and the newly formed Purple Martin Club which will be located at the Calvert Marine Museum. Purple Martins have been pushed out of their habitat and require specific manmade housing to survive in today’s environment. Also awarded was the Patuxent Naval Air Museum for a War of 1812 exhibit.
Awards are made on a competitive basis by the PRAD, Inc. Board and do not exceed $1,000 per organization in any one year. The PRAD, Inc. Board includes members of the Calvert Marine Museum, Calvert Artist Guild, the Pa-Po-Peake Shrine Club, SMILE, and the Calvert County Watermen's Association.
Funding for this year’s PRAD grants will provide a host of programs to the community in efforts to help educate citizens about how to protect and about the importance of the Patuxent River to not only people but to its creatures as well.
Information for next year’s grants will be forthcoming in February of 2013.