Hudson River Valley Awards

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McHenry Hudson River Valley Awards

The Barnabas McHenry Hudson River Valley Awards are grants awarded each year to four exceptional young leaders in the fields of environmental conservation, historic preservation, the arts, and tourism. The awards, of up to $5,000 each, provide financial support for undergraduate and graduate students to pair with nonprofit organizations and execute exemplary projects in the Hudson River Valley.

In addition to the $5,000 awarded to McHenry Recipients, The Open Space Institute also awards $1,000 to their sponsoring organizations for supplementary expenses.

The Barnabas McHenry Hudson River Valley Awards were created in 2007 to honor the extensive contributions of environmental philanthropist and conservationist, Barnabas McHenry. Barney is passionate about preserving the scenic and environmental importance of the Hudson River Valley, celebrating its vibrant historical, artistic, and cultural resources, and supporting young leaders who embody this same passion.






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