Community - May 11, 2011

EVs receives challenge grant

Environmental Volunteers has received a $600,000 challenge grant to support completion of its capital campaign. The grant, from a family foundation choosing to remain anonymous, will match gifts of at least $5,000 made until Dec. 31 toward restoring the former Sea Scout building in the Palo Alto Baylands.

"Meeting the challenge will complete our capital campaign by the end of the year," says executive director Allan Berkowitz. "The EV can be in the building in the first half of 2012."

The boat-shaped building was designed by renowned architect Birge Clark in 1941. The building will be renamed "The EcoCenter" and become the EV's new headquarters.

Founded in 1972, Environmental Volunteers is dedicated to promoting understanding of the environment through hands-on science education.


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