Lake Murray Association receives safety grant
The Lake Murray Association ( LMA) Lake Murray Safety Consortium based in Lake Murray and surrounding counties has received a Grassroots Grant from the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water. The highly competitive, annual grant program is designed to help nonprofit groups, associations, organizations, and other waterway users spread the message about safe and clean boat- ing practices at the grass roots level.
This year the safety grant program attracted over 70 applications from around the country, and the LMA was one of only eight that received funding. The group/organization will use the funds to promote safety on Lake Murray.
“Working with small local boating nonprofits like this enables us to focus on issues specific to local waterways,” said Alanna Keating, grant coordinator for the BoatU.S. Foundation. “We rely on enthusiastic volunteers like these to help expand our research.”
Since 1988, the foundation has awarded over $ 1,000,000 in grants to fund projects that promote responsible boating on a local level. Grant applications and guidelines are available online at www.BoatUS.com/Foundation.
The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit education and research organization primarily funded by the voluntary contributions of the 600,000 members of BoatU.S.
The Foundation operates more than a dozen programs including the only accredited, free, online general boating safety course, a low-cost EPIRB rental program, the “Help Stop the Drops” national clean fueling campaign, a free kid’s Life Jacket Loaner Program, and has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for nonprofit groups for boating safety and environmental projects.
The Lake Murray Association is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing Lake Murray so that it remains clean, safe and beautiful for users, visitors and homeowners. The association’s website is www.lakemurrayassociation.com Family membership is just $25.