The Luke’s Lobster Keeper Fund has awarded $25,000 in mini-grants to 10 coastal projects from Portland to Beals Island.
The grant program is designed to strengthen economic opportunities for fishing communities and keep coastal waterways clean, according to a news release.
The projects include island and coastal clean ups; educational projects for elementary and middle school students and projects that support aquaculture and the remediation of ocean acidification.
“All the proposals we received were terrific,” Luke Holden, founder and CEO of Luke’s Lobster, said in the release. “In addition to providing financial support for these projects, we see an opportunity to help magnify the work these organizations are doing through our marketing and storytelling bandwidth. Through these projects, we hope to create strong and enduring partnerships.”