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Dominion Gives Grants to Virginia Environmental Groups

By: AP
By: AP

November 27, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dominion Resources' charitable foundation is awarding grants to 19 more environmental organizations in Virginia.

The Richmond-based energy provider says the groups will share $300,000. The first wave of grants was awarded in April to 17 organizations totaling $275,000.

The grants support projects that help preserve watersheds, restore national parks and provide educational programs to children.

The most recent grants include $10,000 for the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro for its live web broadcast of animals in treatment at the center.

The Elizabeth River Project in Portsmouth is getting $12,500 to support a program that helps local businesses make changes in their facilities and practices in order to conserve natural habitats and reduce pollution.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville is getting $20,000 for an aquatic conservation exhibit.

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