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Environmental Protection Agency
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09/20/2004


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Colorado environmental education projects get EPA funds
      Denver -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in September awarded almost $82,000 in grants to help fund six environmental education projects in Colorado.
"Some of the most significant work accomplished in environmental protection happens at the state and local level,” said EPA’s Region 8 Administrator, Robert E. Roberts. “We are pleased to be able to offer this financial assistance to support the worthy and important environmental education projects in the states.”

The Environmental Education Grant Program is sponsored by the EPA's Office of Environmental Education. Since 1992, EPA Region 8 awards approximately $180,000 each year in grant funding for environmental education programs. Eligible applicants include local education agencies, state education, or environmental agencies, college or universities, Tribal education agencies, not-for-profit organizations and noncommercial educational broadcasting entities.

This year’s recipients are:
Trees, Water and People - $8,000
Richard Fox, 633 Remington St, Ft. Collins, Colo., 80524
Pine Ridge Alternate Energy Education and Training Program

Colorado Renewable Energy Society - $17,960
Sheila Townsend, CRES PO Box 933, Golden, Colo., 80402
Renewable Energy and Green Building Education Program

National Wildlife Federation – Tribal Lands Conservation Program - $14,000
Tahlia Bear, 2260 Baseline Rd., Suite 100, Boulder, Colo., 80302
Ute Tribe Wildlife Habitat Project

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELKS) - $22,000
Stacie Gilmore, 14460 E. 50th Avenue, Denver, Colo., 80239
Denver Youth Naturally Program

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) - $15,000
Ali Goulstone Sweeney, 15260 S. Golden Rd., Golden, Colo., 80401
Colorado Environmental Education Competencies Program

Colorado Energy Science Center - $5,000
Susan Toth, 1767 A Denver West Blvd., Suite 49, Golden, Colo., 80401
An Energy Education Initiative for Elementary Students and their Families

For project descriptions, please visit our Web site at:
www.epa.gov/region8/env_ed/grants/recip.html

For more information about the 2005 EE Grant Program, please visit our Web site at:www.epa.gov/enviroed/grants_apply.html

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