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Oklahoma Environmental Projects Receive EPA Grants

Release Date: 3/31/2004
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

      Two projects in Oklahoma received environmental education grants totaling $31,597 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The projects increase environmental awareness while encouraging students to pursue careers in environmental fields.

      "Our environment's future depends on our children's understanding of environmental issues and their ingenuity in creating solutions.  Environmental education projects that provide real world contexts and results are the best way to foster these abilities," EPA Regional Administrator Richard E. Greene said.

      The Tulsa County ISD #1 received $20,881 for its project, "Remington Elementary's Center for Environmental Studies," to add an aviary to the self-supporting center.  The aviary will be used to teach about developing, using and managing energy and water resources in the local Mooser Creek watershed.

      Energy Education Partnership of Tulsa received $10,716 for its "Impact of Coal Seam Natural Gas Exploration and Production" project.  Students and teachers in the Farmington,  New Mexico, area will participate in interactive lectures and visit drilling sites to learn about the environmental impact of coal seam natural gas exploration and production.

      This year, EPA's Region 6 office received 52 entries from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Fifteen groups were selected to receive about $160,000 in environmental education grants. Since 1992, EPA has received between $2 and $3 million in grant funding per year and has awarded about 1,800 grants nationwide.

      More information about these grantees is available at More information about environmental education grants is available at