Pella Community Foundation Grant



Robin Martin, of The Friends of Big Rock Park board accepted the $4,5000 grant presented by Ardith Sutphen of the Pella Community Foundation.

The grant provides funds to expand the current comprehensive environmental study of the plants and animals in the Park to also examine its waterways.

The project will utilize volunteer citizen scientists including local youth groups or classrooms supervised by Dr. Cathy Haustein, analytic chemist, and two student research assistants from Central College testing for various pollutants along the creek running through the Park during 2022.