Bandon Dunes hands out grant money

BANDON, Ore. -- The Bandon Dunes Golf Club has worked to help the environment for years, and and the resort's new Preserve golf course, which opened in May, is dedicated to just that.

Net proceeds go to the Wild Rivers Coast Alliance.

On Wednesday, the resort handed over more than half a million dollars.

The alliance gives grants to groups and businesses in the local area dedicated to community, conservation, and the economy, and they've already accepted grant requests for the money.

Jim Seeley says the Wild Rivers group, says they do look for specific things when they give out the funds. "We look for areas of interest, specifically involved in fish and wildlife habitat preservation and in entrepreneur business development and tourism on the south coast," he said.

On Thursday, KCBY News will talk to the general manager of Bandon Dunes about the resort's success and the help they've given to south coast communities.