The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) will be accepting grants applications for educational and other projects that enhance the understanding of the San Lorenzo River watershed or improve the watershed’s environmental health.

Funded under the District’s 2017 Education Grant Program, the Classic Watershed Education Grant Program is for projects involving classroom watershed education for students; outdoor watershed education, such as educational hikes or science camps; or community/public education.

The grants are administered by the District’s Education Program Advisory Commission. Established in 2003, the Commission provides recommendations to the San Lorenzo Valley Board of Directors for the allocation of program grant funds. Six grants were awarded in 2016. Nearly all of the funded programs involved enhancing the understanding and stewardship of the San Lorenzo River Watershed by local students and residents.

The total amount available for the 2017 grants is $17,500. Up to six grants will be funded. Each individual grant may be up to $2,500, with an additional $500 available for an optional public outreach component. Individuals, students, teachers, groups and organizations are eligible to apply.

A separate grant cycle will open later in the year to fund data collection and restoration grants to students and practicing scientists.

Application guidelines and detailed grant requirements can be found or at the District office, 13060 Hwy. 9, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006. Contact the District at (831) 430-4627 or [email protected] with questions.



The San Lorenzo Valley Water District is located in the mountains of northern Santa Cruz County. The district serves more than 7,800 metered connections. Established in 1941, the district supplies water to the communities of Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Zayante, Scotts Valley, Mañana Woods and Felton. For more information, visit or