Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First Quarter Grants Awarded

The Education Department was pleased to award its first rounds of grants for both the Packing with PEAK and Tools for Teaching programs. Over 15 PEAK packs as well as educational materials were awarded to Leave No Trace community projects. Notable grant recipients included:

- Wonders of Wildlife (WOW), Springfield, MO. WOW is focused on wildlife conservation and serves youth through five outdoor education schools across the state of Missouri. WOW programs use volunteers from various land management agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Leave No Trace related activities will be incorporated into their programs.

-Headwaters Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC), NY. HYCC program conducts environmental restoration projects and education programs each summer. This summer, the Green Summer education program will focus on the theme of Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics with youth ages 5-17. One of the youth will participate in a service project based on what they learned from Leave No Trace.

To learn more about Leave No Trace grants visit:http://lnt.org/programs/grants.php

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