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James City County Announces Mini-Grant Increase To Encourage Watershed Improvements

 

Date: July 27, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Davis, Environmental Education Coordinator

Phone: (757) 253-6859

Fax: (757) 253-6850

 

 

(James City County) July 27,2004, PRIDE, which stands for Protecting Resources in Delicate Environments, is pleased to announce an increase of its special Mini-Grant program from $250 to $500 along with a new option to request advance payment of funds. The Mini-Grant is part of PRIDE's watershed education program to enhance watershed protection and improve water quality through applications.

 

Mini-Grants are available to James City County neighborhoods, stormwater facility (BMP) owners, and community groups seeking to improve water quality through watershed restoration and/or protection projects such as tree planting, wetland planting, BMP restoration, and stream bank stabilization. Interested residents can qualify for a Mini-Grant by completing a simple application including a project description, budget, and completion time frame.

 

There is no deadline for applications, which will be accepted as long as funding allows. However, projects must be completed within six months of grant approval.

 

The goal of the PRIDE watershed education program is to improve water quality in James City County by teaching residents about the importance of watershed protection while providing residents and neighborhoods with specific watershed restoration and protection tools. For more information, log on to www.protectedwithpride.org or contact Beth Davis, 253-6859.

 

 

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