A $4000 grant has been awarded to Friends of Shollenberger Park in the foundation's Summer 2011 funding cycle of the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund. The grant supports our community-based effort to litigate and stop the Dutra asphalt factory and protect our park, wetlands, wildlife and citizens. The Dutra asphalt factory was approved in December 2010 by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. This is the second grant awarded from the Rose Foundation to support our grassroots community effort. This expression of support will strengthen our ability to continue and to fundraise for extraordinary legal expenses the community will bear to protect our community and our environment. Friends of Shollenberger was one of 18 statewide grant recipients announced on June 11, 2011. We thank the Rose Foundation for their continued support and expression of confidence in the direction and intentions of Friends of Shollenberger Park.