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High School Student Helps Arboretum
Get PRIDE Award for Wildlife Feed Station

By Ralph Derickson

Photo of Beth Oleson, Brenda Franey, and Marcia Farris
From left, Beth Oleson, Brenda Franey, and Marcia Farris

PRIDE’s purpose is to bring together like-minded Kentucky leaders who care deeply about a responsible approach to revive our streams and waterways, protect our water supply, and preserve our natural beauty.

 

Jan. 17, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Doing the work for a 4-H project, Beth Oleson, a junior at Dunbar High School, has written a grant application that won a $1,500 award from Bluegrass PRIDE.

The award money will be used to create a wildlife feeding station and an aquatic education display at the University of Kentucky/Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum on Cooper Drive.

Totaling $30,000, the Arboretum award and grants to many other Central Kentucky schools and civic projects were announced at a news conference Monday, Jan. 13, at McConnell Springs wildlife sanctuary in Lexington by U.S. Representative Ernie Fletcher.

PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment) was developed by Congressman Fletcher in association with Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary James Bickford in November 2001.

PRIDE’s purpose is to bring together like-minded Kentucky leaders who care deeply about a responsible approach to revive our streams and waterways, protect our water supply, and preserve our natural beauty.


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