Lynn and Nahant community organizations were awarded $11,000 in grants to help fund free beach events for the summer.
The small grants are part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and Department of Conservation and Recreation’s annual Better Beaches Program, which granted more than $210,000 to 37 organizations in nine communities on Saturday. Local beach organizations benefiting from the grants are Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach, Girls Inc. of Lynn, and Friends of Heritage State Park, according to a press release.
The cash from the grant will support events such as the Red Rock Summer Concert Series and the 11th Annual World Music Festival. Support for the Better Beaches Program comes from funds raised by DCR, JetBlue and the Harpoon Shamrock Splash fundraiser, according to the press release.
“Each year we look forward to these great events that get people excited about going to the region’s public beaches,” said Save the Harbor President Tani Marinovich in the press release. “The beaches are our most important natural resources, but also serve as a cultural resource that helps connect communities and bond neighborhoods.”