We are pleased to announce that SAVE has been selected as one of 20 local organizations to be recipients of the Essex Heritage 2016 Partnership Grants.
“April 14, 2016 – The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage), in keeping with its long tradition of supporting the region’s unique cultural heritage, announced the 2016 Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program recipients at the Commission’s Spring Meeting in Newburyport on April 14. Over the next year, the 20 grant recipients will be working to implement a diverse range of educational, interpretive, and preservation projects throughout Boston’s North Shore.
“We recognize the importance of supporting local organizations” said Annie Harris, Essex Heritage CEO, “and we are proud that we are able to award twenty partnership grants this year – not only in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Congressional Act that designated the Essex National Heritage Area but also because we know that this seed money greatly impacts the region by leveraging more investments in Essex County.”
SAVE/Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment
Vinegar Hill in Saugus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its association with Native Americans dating as far back as 8,000 B.C. In addition, legend holds that in 1658 pirates made camp there to avoid capture by British soldiers. More recently, Vinegar Hill, with its picturesque views of Boston, was rescued from development by the nonprofit organization Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment or SAVE. In an effort to increase public awareness regarding the existence and history of this important yet unknown parcel of open space, SAVE will utilize Essex Heritage grant funding to design, fabricate, and install two interpretive panels at the site.