The Long Lake Conservation Foundation provided more than $14,000 in scholarships to kids who attended Long Lake Conservation Center’s outdoor school in 2023. Scholarships were awarded to a total of 2,126 students.
Every Long Lake kid received a scholarship of some kind, which helped families and schools cover costs. The organization provided scholarships to young people to attend summer camp in addition to scholarships to attend Long Lake’s overnight outdoor school.
“It is a great blessing to have a partner like the Long Lake Conservation Foundation walking side by side with us in support of our mission of environmental education,” Long Lake Manager Dave McMillan said in a news release.
Throughout the year, the Long Lake Conservation Foundation earned scholarship funds through fundraising campaigns, events including Nature Rocks: A Concert for Conservation and the Frozen Forest 5K, raffle drawings, and the sale of walking tacos at the Aitkin County Fairgrounds.
Long Lake Conservation Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Long Lake by generating, receiving, and allocating funding with the purpose of improving environmental education. To learn more about the Long Lake Conservation Foundation go to www.llcfoundation.org .