Education grant applications now available from CWC

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) is now accepting Watershed Education Grant proposals from schools and non-profit organizations serving students and teachers in the New York City West-of-Hudson (WOH) Watershed and within the five boroughs of New York City.
Applications for Special Watershed Education Grants for adult and general audiences are also available.

All proposals are due Wednesday, Feb. 1. Applications and guidelines are available at www.cwconline.org (Programs/Education); or call 845 586-1400, ext. 29 (toll-free 877-WAT-SHED) to obtain an application packet by mail. Questions may also be directed to galusha@cwconline.org.

Proposals must be for education projects and programs that help increase awareness of the human and natural history of the WOH Watershed and the New York City water supply system; the critical role of communities in caring for water quality in the watershed, the importance of water conservation, the history and contemporary use and operation of the vast water system, or the cultural and biological diversity of the city’s WOH Watershed.

Special attention will be paid to proposals that explore the causes and impacts of flooding, and of climate change.

Applicants for grants intended for school-age audiences may also choose from among several Special Options, including trips to environmental education centers, cultural programs, Trout in the Classroom and classroom models for teaching about water quality.

This program is offered in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. The CWC is a nonprofit, Local Development Corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River.