FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA

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Suisun Wildlife Center gets grant to support programs

By From page A3 | January 25, 2013

SUISUN CITY — Some more money means even more benefits to anyone who visits or enjoys programs at the Suisun Wildlife Center.

The Suisun Marsh Natural History Association, which operates the Suisun Wildlife Center, received a $4,000 support grant from U.S. Bank. The money will be used to support the environmental education programs, which includes classroom visits to the marsh and the wildlife shows the center brings to the schools, libraries and other local venues.

“We appreciate U.S. Bank doing this for us,” said Monique Liguori, the executive director.

The association originally applied and hoped for a capital grant worth $10,000, but Liguori said it found out that a support grant must be given prior to a capital grant. Receiving the support grant now opens the door for the capital grant in the future.

“I’m sure they’ll want to see what we do with this,” Liguori said.

Other plans in consideration for the grant money include some live animal displays in the new educational wing being built this spring.

“We didn’t want to get too carried away (with the plans) until we knew whether this was viable or not,” Liguori said.

Andrew Singson, the branch manager at the U.S Bank in Fairfield, said in a press release that he remembers the wildlife center’s programs from when he was a child.

“U.S. Bank is appreciative of what the association and wildlife center have done to preserve wildlife and the Suisun Marsh,” he said in the release. “It’s our pleasure to contribute to this effort for the kids today to continue to enjoy.”

For more information on the association or the wildlife center, go to www.suisunwildlife.org.

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