Carolyn Dobbs Environmental Science Grant
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Carolyn Dobbs Environmental Science Grant Announced
At its annual meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Washington’s
National Park Fund’s Board of Directors and Advisors finalized plans for the
awarding of a new grant: The Carolyn Dobbs Environmental Science Grant.
Carolyn Dobbs has been a member of Washington’s National
Park Fund’s Board of Directors since 2004. She became a member of the board to help
expand public awareness and support for our state’s national parks. Carolyn has a deep-seeded love for the protection
of our natural environment and has dedicated her life to its preservation.
Over the past thirty years, Carolyn’s civic involvement has
focused on the preservation of natural resource areas. Her scholarship and research on protected
natural areas and habitat protection for bears and wolverines led her to being
on the Board of Directors of Vital Ground (a natural land trust protecting
critical habitat for grizzly bears), Washington’s National Park Fund and a
governor appointment to the Washington State Forest Practices Board.
It is through Carolyn’s love for Washington, our national
parks and the environment that Washington’s National Park Fund is happy to
announce the establishment of the “Carolyn Dobbs Environmental Science Grant.” The grant will be given, each year, to a
science project within Mount Rainier, North Cascades or Olympic National Parks.
Members of WNPF's Board of Directors and
Advisors are continually inspired by Carolyn’s unyielding love for our natural
spaces and find it fitting to carry on her name, on a yearly basis, with
programs and projects in our parks that support the search for knowledge the
parks need to protect their natural resources and beauty.