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Garden Club of the Back Bay Announces Annual Grant Recipients

Eight organizations will share a total of $20,000 in financial grants for 2011.

The Garden Club of the Back Bay announces that the following organizations will receive a total of $20,000 in financial grants for 2011:

  • The Esplanade Association – $2,500 for the Elliot Oval Landscape Restoration, planting new trees and treating trees already on site, near the newly restored Community Boating docks.
  • Boston Nature Center/Massachusetts Audubon Society - $2,500 to support six full scholarships for its summer camp.  The children attending the camp range in age from 5 to 14 and are from the local neighborhoods of Mattapan, Roslindale, and Jamaica Plain.
  • The Boston Committee of the Garden Club of America – $500 to the Blossom Fund, which is accumulating funds over a five year period to be awarded to a deserving project on or about the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

In addition to the above grants, The Garden Club of the Back Bay will spend  $20,000 on planting, pruning, and treating the street trees in the neighborhood over the coming year.

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