Tourism Cares, a nonprofit organization for the preservation and conservation of tourism sites, has awarded a total of $60,000 in grants to six nonprofit groups.
The projects, each awarded $10,000 are:
• Friends of the Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park, Texas: Project to restore Rio Grande Riparian Bird Habitat
• Historic Denver: Historic interpretation project for Denver Heritage Trail
• Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, N.M.: Museum Roof Restoration Project
• Mississippi River Trail, Fayetteville, Ariz.: Traveling interpretive display project for National Park Service Centennial Project
• Pennsylvania State University, for Lushoto, Tanzania: Restoration of Sambaa Cultural Tourism Center and indigenous guide training for nature conservation at the gateway to the Usambara Mountains
• Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, N.Y., for Nam Et-Phou Louey national protected area, Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Interpretive visitor center development with local community through pro-poor sustainable tourism for tiger conservation
Tourism Cares distributes grants three times a year.