Nature in Neighborhoods Conservation Education Grants

itsournaturelogoDo you have an idea to connect people with nature? Teach people about water quality, fish and wildlife habitat or to support healthier communities? A conservation education grant from Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods program could help your program grow.

Small grants up to $25,000 and large grants up to $100,000 are available for projects that connect neighborhoods with nature. A wide variety of projects can fit the bill, such as nature education for school-aged children, job training or internships for nature-based careers, or building capacity for groups to connect their communities to nearby natural areas. Please fill out a simple pre-application by Jan. 13, 2015 at www.oregonmetro.gov/grants.

Want to see examples of successful applicants?

Want to be inspired? A few fantastic 2014 Nature in Neighborhoods Conservation Education grantees can be seen in these short films here: Nadaka Nature Park and Centro Cultural.  Read here the Our Big Backyard article about OakQuest. Review successful applications here: Oakquest, Slough School, and Siskiyou Field Lab.

Information via Metro.