This headline got me all excited- EPA offers grants for ideas to protect watersheds. I thought the agency was actively soliciting ideas from the general public, which seems like a good way to get people engaged.
When my son was middle-school age he loved to come up with ideas for making things better. He would have jumped at the chance to do a brainstorming project for making a local watershed better.
Though this EPA program isn’t as far reaching as I envisioned
it’s still a great opportunity. It offers local organizations money for projects that may be languishing due to lack of funds.
For a view of what our local watersheds look like check out the interactive mapping tool Enviromapper.
To get involved in restoration work in your watershed or suggest a creative new project that might receive a grant contact your local watershed organization. Around here that’s Whidbey Watershed Stewards.