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Wyoming environmental education project gets EPA funds

Release Date: 8/11/2003
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      Denver -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 awarded a $5,000 grant this month to help fund creation of a wildflower garden at the Audubon Center at Garden Creek in Wyoming.

      The goal of this project is to create a garden area where young children and older adults can view native wildflowers, butterflies and birds in an outdoor setting. The garden area will be close to the Audubon Center's classroom facility and parking lot which will allow the young children and the elderly the opportunity to view these plants and animals without having to hike out into the prairie.
"These grants help students of all ages and their teachers develop the capacity to make informed decisions that affect environmental quality," EPA's Region 8 Administrator Robert Roberts said.

The Environmental Education Grant Program is sponsored by the EPA's Office of Environmental Education in Washington D.C. Since 1992, EPA has received between $2 and $3 million in grant funding per year and has awarded approximately 2,500 grants. Grants of $25,000 or less are awarded in EPA's ten regional offices, and grants of more than $25,000 are awarded at EPA Headquarters in Washington D.C.

For more information on the EPA grant program, visit

The recipient is:

Audubon Wyoming State
"Wildflower Garden at the Audubon Center at Garden Creek"
Contact: Vicki L. Spencer
400 East 1st Street, Suite 308
Casper, WY 82601