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EPA Awards $5,000 environmental education grant to Children’s Treehouse Child Development Center

Release Date: 12/5/2003
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

Contact: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Children’s Treehouse Child Development Center in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, W. Va. to teach pre-school and elementary students about environmental issues.

“Through projects like this, young students and their parents can learn how important it to do their part in protecting our valuable natural resources, and how a clean environment can promote a healthier lifestyle,” said Donald S. Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

The Children’s Treehouse is a non-profit, non-federally funded center located on the National Conservation Training Center property in Shepherdstown. The project will promote healthy children by educating pre-school children and their parents on the affects of environmental pollution on children’s health and how minimizing human exposure preserves good health.

Since 1992, EPA has provided nearly $3 million annually to local organizations and schools nationwide. These grants fund education programs in nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies supporting a wide range of environmental issues for citizens of all ages.

Visit to find out more about EPA’s environmental education grants and online resources for communities, educators, and children.