Press Release

December 16, 2019

Wildlife for Everyone Receives Centre Foundation Grant to Develop Youth Program in Wetlands

State College, PA – The Wildlife for Everyone Foundation received a Centre Foundation Field-of-Interest Grant to offer an educational program for youth in the Tom Ridge Wetlands in Centre County next year. The focus of the program will be wetlands exploration. Youth will learn about the various ecosystems that exist through hands-on learning that includes various art expressions and stewardship projects.

There are 15 Field-of-Interest Funds available to non-profit organizations and agencies through the Centre Foundation, each supporting a particular cause, program, population or geographic area. The Wildlife for Everyone Foundation’s program was awarded funds from the J. Alvin and Vera E. Knepper Hawbaker Memorial Fund that supports organizations that provide vital health and education services across Centre County. According to the Centre Foundation, the program was selected because of its ability to create a positive impact in the Centre County community.

About the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation The Wildlife for Everyone Foundation was established in 2004 to provide all wildlife enthusiasts with a way to show their commitment through much-needed financial support for wildlife conservation efforts and education. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised millions of dollars to support projects including wildlife and wetland habitat improvements, creek and lake restorations, the Seedlings for Schools and Pollinator Garden programs and student educational opportunities. A fully accessible wetlands area that will provide residents of central Pennsylvania with an outdoor learning space and nature observatory that offers everyone an opportunity to connect with nature, is planned for 2020. The Foundation’s mission connects all wildlife and nature enthusiasts to the great outdoors, including birders, hunters, anglers, students and everyone with an appreciation for nature’s treasures. For more information, visit