EIGHTMILE RIVER WILD AND SCENIC OUTREACH AND EDUCATION:
Community Small Grant Program
What: The Outreach and Education Subcommittee of the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee (ERWSCC) seeks to promote education about and direct community experience with the Eightmile River through a programof small grants. Grants will be awarded to entities which educate or provide outreach to local citizens – especially youth - about watershed resources.
Amounts Available: Amounts will generally range from $50 to $300 and up to $500 if funding is available.
Who Can Apply: Non-profit organizations such as land trusts, community agencies such as youth and family services, libraries, schools, civic organizations and citizen groups based in the watershed towns of Lyme, Salem, East Haddam, Colchester and East Lyme.
Why: ERWSCC wants people to connect with their river. The Eightmile River is a nationally recognized environmental treasure and resource, offering recreational and educational opportunitiesto all who visit its watershed. A portion of the funding received by ERWSCC from the National Park Service is intended for small grants to benefit the community.
Examples: Local field trips to learn about natural resources; programs and outreach about water quality, plant life, invasive species, wildlife, geologyor watershed ecology; programs using ERWSCC’sEnviroscape (an interactive 3D watershed model); projects that emphasize the history or recreational potential of the Eightmile River Watershed; and outreach that teaches or demonstrates how to be a better watershed citizen.
When to Apply: There will be a “rolling deadline.” Requests will be acted upon as they are received. Please allow 60 days between the time of the application and the program for which you seek funding.
How to Apply: Applicants are asked to submit a proposal on the attached form and submit it via mail or email.
Email: Complete form, save and email to
Mail: Complete form, print and send to Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Watershed, 1066 Saybrook Road, P.O. Box 1066, Haddam, CT 06438
Questions: Please email with any questions
EIGHTMILE RIVER WILD AND SCENIC
OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
SMALL GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION
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Note: Please allow at least 60 days between the time of this application and the program for which you seek funding.
In signing this application, please note that you agree to provide a brief report within 30 days of completing the program and, if possible, two to three pictures at the conclusion of your project, with the understanding that ERWSCC has your permission to use the pictures and report in our material.
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