The Pike County Conservation District Board of Directors are again offering a $500 Environmental Education Project grant for Pike County teacher/classrooms or youth organizations to fund projects that complement the mission of the District:
Pike County Conservation District is committed to the long-term protection and sustainable use of Pike County’s natural resources. We accomplish this through partnership, education, technical assistance, planning, enforcement, and leadership.
Since 2005, this program has reached over 3,500 students and awarded over $8,500 to all three School Districts in Pike County for a variety of projects. These projects have included the purchase of equipment to support sampling for the Rusty Crayfish invasive species, The Overuse of Plastic Bags, three habitat rehabilitation projects, a nature trail sign installation, a Trout in the Classroom Project, the Seven Wonders of Pike County Project, and Lehman Intermediate Outdoor Learning Station.
Funding is now available for 2023! Projects can include but are not limited to: the use of audio, visual or other media to address local environmental issues or concerns, habitat rehabilitation, native plant garden and land use planning demonstration models. The District encourages stewardship efforts to protect and preserve Pike County’s natural resources.
The deadline for applications is May 13, 2023 for project start-up in fall 2023.