ABOUT THE FUND
One of the greatest legacies we can leave for future generations is clean, safe drinking water. To do this we need to protect the water at its source. This is why the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority created The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund, Inc. in 1999 and remains the driving force behind its mission. That mission is to protect water quality by acquiring watershed land and promoting environmental education.
THE FUND GRANTS
The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund, Inc. partners with local land trusts, municipalities, state agencies and others to protect threatened watershed lands. It is proud of its efforts to protect water quality while adding value to a community’s quality of life by protecting open spaces.
THE PURPOSE OF OUR GRANTS
To award grants for the acquisition of title, conservation easements, and/or development rights to watershed land for the purpose of protecting, preserving, and enhancing water quality now and for future generations throughout the region.
To award grants to organizations providing education in the appreciation of and preservation of our environment, with particular emphasis on the understanding of our water resources, the negative impacts of development and other activities on water quality, and the benefits to water quality and the environment of preserving watershed land as open space.