The Meadows Foundation of Dallas has awarded $50,000 to the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) to help support the development and expansion of the Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker. The Endowment is a primary DWH Project Tracker development team member along with The Trust for Public Land, Ducks Unlimited and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance. The online mapping tool provides an easy and comprehensive way to track restoration, research, and recovery projects resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
“Support from the Meadows Foundation will help our team accelerate data collection for the DWH Project Tracker,” said Laura Bowie, Executive Director at the Gulf of Mexico Alliance. “We’ll also now be able to add new features that will make information in the system even more valuable for natural resource planning, collaboration, and assessment purposes.”
Initial funding came from the Knobloch Family Foundation and the Endowment. The Meadows Foundation has disbursed more than $760 million in grants and direct charitable expenditures to more than 3,000 Texas institutions and agencies (www.mfi.org).