Catskill Watershed Corporation accepting education grant proposals through Feb. 5

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 to WOH applicants.
All proposals are due February 5. Forms, guidelines and sample applications are available at www.cwconline.org. (Programs/Education). Questions may also be directed to 586-1400, ext. 306 (toll-free 877-WAT-SHED); galusha@cwconline.org.

Ideas for projects, field trips, teacher training opportunities and links to watershed and environmental programs can be found at www.watersheducators.org, where a three-minute video of exciting watershed learning options can be viewed.

Grant proposals must be for projects 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.

Proposals may explore the causes and impacts of flooding, and of climate change, or connect students with their peers at the other end of the pipe to discuss respective needs and concerns about water quality and availability.

Options available
Applicants 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 grant program is offered in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

The CWC is a non-profit, Local Development Corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River.