October 11, 2006
Indian Nation Receives Grant
The Shinnecock Shellfish Hatcheries and Environmental Center, an environmental and economic development program run by the Shinnecock Indian Nation, recently received a grant of $35,000 from the Long Island Community Foundation and the Henry Phillip Kraft Family Memorial Fund for its shellfish cultivation efforts. The SSHEC attempts to foster tribal youth's environmental consciousness with its reseeding efforts in Shinnecock Bay. Since the program began, SSHEC has seeded the bay with more than 250,000 oysters.