PCCD Announces Environmental Education Project Grant Available
The Pike County Conservation District is currently offering the Environmental Education Project Grant opportunity! The $500 grant is available for a Pike County teacher/classroom or youth organization to fund a project that complements the mission of the District. The District is committed to natural resources conservation through leadership, education, technical assistance, planning and enforcement to ensure the long term protection and sustainable use of Pike County’s natural resources and implementation of environmentally sound development and land use practices.
This environmental education project grant has provided funding since 2005 to all three school districts in Pike County and hundreds of students with a variety of projects including “The Overuse of Plastic Bags”, a habitat rehabilitation project, a native plant garden installation, and a “Trout in the Classroom Project”. In 2009, the funding was awarded to the Delaware Valley High School project “Seven Wonders of Pike County.” With the use of GPS, the students direct residents and visitors through the trails and paths of some of our areas natural wonders.
In 2011 and 2012 the District provided funding to the Lehman Intermediate School in Dingmans Ferry for signage and deer enclosure area educational materials which were incorporated in their Interpretive Trail/Outdoor Classroom. The trail is located on the north campus in the East Stroudsburg School District and enjoyed by all K-12 students.
Be creative - we're open to great ideas! The deadline for applications is May 9, 2014 for project start-up in Fall 2014. To obtain an application or if you have questions regarding the grant, please call Michele Ulmer at the District at 570-226-8220, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the District website www.pikeconservation.org.