Is Your Idea Worth $5,000?

West Marine is accepting applications for its Marine Conservation Grants.

West Marine is accepting applications for its Marine Conservation Grants, which focus on projects that enhance fish populations. Five to 10 grants will be awarded in amounts from $500 to $5,000.

The grants will go to ideas that help to engage anglers in data collection, enhance marine habitats and educate anglers about fish barotrauma. Preference will be given to organizations that have neighboring West Marine stores and that include West Marine associates and customers in the conservation efforts.

Entries must be received by May 1, and winners will be announced on June 8 as part of World Oceans Day.

Applications are at www.westmarine.com/bluefuture.