George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Grant Awarded
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD awarded the third annual grant from the George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund to both the Beaver Creek Watershed Association, Inc. and Washington County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). George Moore was a farmer and educator who passed away in 2013. His estate created the George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund to support organizations working to preserve wildlife in the local area.
Beaver Creek Watershed Association strives to protect and preserve a natural reproducing wild trout population by monitoring stream temperatures during a four-month period in tributaries and the main stem of Beaver Creek. They will use their grant money to purchase additional temperature loggers, water quality equipment and supplies.
The Washington County NWTF will use its grant for JAKES Day (Junior Acquiring Knowledge Ethics and Sportsmanship). Held annually in Clear Spring, JAKES Day is a free program for members between the ages of 6-17. The day educates the youth on wildlife conservation through outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking, camping and hunting.