We are excited to announce that nine grants were awarded this year to help local nonprofits and organizations implement environmental education, stewardship, and restoration projects in the Puyallup-White River Watershed.
Grant projects awarded include:
- Pierce Conservation District: 8th Ave NW Green Street Rain Garden Rehab, awarded $2,500 (Puyallup)
- Pierce Conservation District: South Prairie Knotweed Control, awarded $2,497.29 (South Prairie)
- Citizens for a Healthy Bay: Sisterhood in the City, awarded $2,500 (Tacoma)
- Puyallup Historical Hatchery Foundation: Puyallup Watershed Salmon Homecoming Celebration, $2,500 (Puyallup)
- The Ikkatsu Project: Puyallup Fresh Water Microplastics Sampling, awarded $2,500 (Sumner)
- Blix Elementary School: Salmon in the School, awarded $2,500 (Tacoma)
- Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County: Get the Scoop! Pet Waste Awareness Campaign, awarded $1,500 (county-wide)
- Bryant Montessori School: Salmon in the School, awarded $2,500 (Tacoma)
- Lutheran Community Services: Senior Media Services – Seniors Caring for the Environment, awarded $1,000 (county-wide)
Summaries of funded grant projects are available in the Resource Library online at: http://www.piercecountywa.gov/1868/Puyallup-River-Watershed-Council
“The PRWC is very pleased to have our small grant program back! We appreciate the support from both Pierce County and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative’s Stormwater Community of Interest. The applicants demonstrated the many ways we can care for our watershed, as well as their compassion for this place we call home. We are happy to announce that the Watershed Grants will be available again in 2019,” said Carrie Hernandez, President of PRWC.
The grant program is funded through matching funds from Pierce County’s Surface Water Management utility fees and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative’s Stormwater Community of Interest.
The next grant round will be held in the spring of 2019. More information: http://www.piercecountywa.gov/1872/Small-Grants-Program