Friday, February 1, 2019

Pike Conservation District Now Accepting Applications For A $500 Environmental Education Grant

The Pike County Conservation District is offering a $500 Environmental Education Project Grant opportunity to Pike County teachers or youth organizations to fund a project that complements the District’s mission.  Deadline for applications is May 3.
PCCD is committed to natural resource conservation through leadership, education, technical assistance, planning and enforcement to ensure the long-term protection and sustainable use of Pike County’s natural resources and implementation of environmentally sound development and land use practices.
This environmental education project grant has provided funding since 2005 to all three school districts in Pike County and hundreds of students with a variety of projects including:
-- Equipment to support sampling for the Rusty Crayfish invasive species.
-- “The Overuse of Plastic Bags,” a habitat rehabilitation project.
-- A native plant garden installation.
-- A “Trout in the Classroom” project.
-- “Seven Wonders of Pike County,” which uses GPS to direct residents and visitors through the trails and paths of some of our area’s natural wonders.
-- Signage and deer enclosure area educational materials, which were incorporated in an interpretive trail/outdoor classroom.
-- A courtyard garden project.
-- An outdoor classroom.
Applicants are encouraged to be creative.  Projects should plan to start up in the Fall.
Click Here for a copy of the application and more information.  Questions should be directed by email to: or call 570-226-8220.
For more information on programs, initiatives, financial and technical assistance available and upcoming events, visit the Pike County Conservation District website.
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