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Seventeen environmental education projects receive EPA funds

Release Date: 9/20/2004
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      Denver -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in September awarded nearly $190,000 in grants to help fund 17 environmental education projects in Region 8.
"Some of the most significant work accomplished in environmental protection happens at the state and local level,” said EPA’s Region 8 Administrator, Robert E. Roberts. “We are pleased to be able to offer this financial assistance to support the worthy and important environmental education projects in the states.”

The Environmental Education Grant Program is sponsored by the EPA's Office of Environmental Education. Since 1992, EPA Region 8 awards approximately $180,000 each year in grant funding for environmental education programs. Eligible applicants include local education agencies, state education, or environmental agencies, college or universities, Tribal education agencies, not-for-profit organizations and noncommercial educational broadcasting entities.

This year’s recipients are:
Trees, Water and People - $8,000
Richard Fox, 633 Remington St, Ft. Collins, Colo., 80524
Pine Ridge Alternate Energy Education and Training Program

Colorado Renewable Energy Society - $17,960
Sheila Townsend, CRES PO Box 933, Golden, Colo., 80402
Renewable Energy and Green Building Education Program

National Wildlife Federation – Tribal Lands Conservation Program - $14,000
Tahlia Bear, 2260 Baseline Rd., Suite 100, Boulder, Colo., 80302
Ute Tribe Wildlife Habitat Project

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELKS) - $22,000
Stacie Gilmore, 14460 E. 50th Avenue, Denver, Colo., 80239
Denver Youth Naturally Program

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) - $15,000
Ali Goulstone Sweeney, 15260 S. Golden Rd., Golden, Colo., 80401
Colorado Environmental Education Competencies Program

Colorado Energy Science Center - $5,000
Susan Toth, 1767 A Denver West Blvd., Suite 49, Golden, Colo., 80401
An Energy Education Initiative for Elementary Students and their Families

Boone and Crockett Club Foundation - $17,979
Lisa Flowers, Boone and Crockett Club Foundation, Inc., PO Box 234, Dupuyer, Mont., 59432

Sustain the Source through Watershed Education Program

Montana Environmental Education Association (MEEA) - $17,000

Steven Eshbaugh, MEEA, PO Box 7022, Bozeman, Mont., 59771

Environmental Education Certification Program

Missoula County Public School District #1 - $5,000

Dr. Jim Clark, 215 S. 6th Street W., Missoula, Mont., 59801

Outdoor Environmental Education Program

North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department - $2,350
Kathy Duttenheffner, 1600 E. Century Ave. Suite 3, Bismarck, N.D., 58503-0649

Ecosystems and Stewardship Environmental Education Traveling Trunk Program

North Dakota Multi-County Special Projects Consortium - $10,768

Dawn Rorvig, 1444 East Gateway Circle #10, Fargo, N.D., 58103-3635

Multi-County Habitat Project

South Dakota Discovery Center - $4,600
Anne Lewis, 805 West Sioux Ave., Pierre, S.D., 57501

Wonders of Wetlands II - Teacher Education Program

Utah Federation for Youth, Incorporated - $5,000
Troy Bennett, 350 S. 400 East #G4, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111

Healthy Communities, Healthy Kids Campaign

Utah Society for Environmental Education - $18,000

Jennifer Visitacion, 350 S. 400 East Suite #G4, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111

Utah Multicultural Environmental Education Capacity Building Project

Snow College - $16,000

Greg Lanier, 150 E. College Ave., Ephraim Sanpete, Utah, 84627

Nature High Environmental Education Summer Program

Teton Science School - $4,928
Dr. Doug Wachob, Teton Science School, PO Box 68, Kelly, Wyo., 83011

Connecting People to Water through Education and Research Program

Wyoming Association for Environmental Education - $6,622

Susan McGuire, WAEE, PO Box 11246, Jackson, Wyo., 83002

Environmental Education Capacity Building in Wyoming

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