San Lorenzo Valley Water District Now Accepting Proposals for 2018 Grants

BOULDER CREEK, CA – The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) is accepting applications for watershed education projects that enhance the public’s understanding of the San Lorenzo River watershed or improve the watershed’s environmental health.

The Watershed Education Grant Program, funded under the District’s 2017 Education Grant Program, provides grant funds for projects that educate students by integrating classroom watershed education with outdoor watershed education such as educational hikes or science camps. The District will consider funding Classic Watershed Education Grants at $3,000 or less, totaling $17,500 for the award year in 2018. Individuals, students, teachers, groups and organizations are eligible to apply.

The District offers a second category of grants for students and scientists focused on watershed data collection and restoration projects. Successful applicants will submit a proposal to design and implement a project to collect needed information about the District’s watershed properties, or implement a restoration project. Review a list of recommended projects available for Data Collection/Restoration Grants on the District website. The aggregate amount of grant funding available for 2018 is $15,000. The District will consider funding up Data Collection/Restoration Grants for approximately $5,000 each (award negotiable). Scientists, restoration practitioners, students, groups, and organizations are eligible to apply.

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. Seven grants were awarded in 2017. Nearly all of the funded programs involved enhancing the understanding and stewardship of the San Lorenzo River Watershed by local students and residents.

Application guidelines and detailed grant requirements can be found at www.slvwd.com/_Education.htm.

The deadline for all grant applications is Tuesday, April 10. Learn more at www.slvwd.com/_Education.htm or at the District office, 13060 Hwy. 9, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006. Contact the District at (831) 430-4639 or cblanchard@slvwd.com with questions.

ABOUT THE SAN LORENZO VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

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 www.slvwd.com or www.facebook.com/slvwaterdistrict.

San Lorenzo Valley Water District Now Accepting Proposals for 2018 Grants
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