FWW Receives $300,000 Pew Grant for Freshwater Mussel Hatchery Project
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) announced its 2015 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. The Fund for the Water Works is one of many recipients in the Center’s 10th year of grantmaking.
The Rivers Restoration Project: A Freshwater Mussel Hatchery is an interpretive, multi-media installation at the Fairmount Water Works that will combine science, history, and design in the creation of a site-specific, 530-square-foot living freshwater mussels enclave that will inspire visitors to discover and connect with the Schuylkill River’s rich habitat, while developing an appreciation for the importance of environmental protection.
“Our 2015 grantees exemplify the diverse and dynamic cultural life of our region,” said Paula Marincola, the Center’s executive director. “As we reflect on the past 10 years of grantmaking in this vibrant community, we also look forward to the extraordinary cultural experiences this talented and ambitious group of artists and organizations will bring to Greater Philadelphia’s audiences.”