Make a Splash grants available for Tacoma stormwater projects

The City of Tacoma’s Environmental Services Department is awarding Make a Splash grant rebates of up to $4,000 to anyone with a Tacoma project that will help educate residents and protect surface water resources. Stormwater projects should have a strong pollution prevention message or provide a direct benefit to local rivers, streams, lakes, Commencement Bay, or Puget Sound.

Individuals, groups or businesses who have never before participated are encouraged to apply.

“Part of this program’s strength is its ability to reach new segments within our community who might not normally participate in City efforts,” said Program Manager Desiree Pooley. “For our pollution prevention efforts to be successful, we know we need the general public’s support and help. I really enjoy seeing the span of informative, yet creative, projects that are submitted.”

Past grant recipients have included Foss Waterway Seaport, University of Washington Tacoma, Friends of Julia’s Gulch, Metro Parks Tacoma, Puget Creek Restoration Society, Citizens for a Healthy Bay, Lowell Elementary School, and Down to Earth Gadgets and Gizmos.

Applications are due by Fri., May 23. More information is available online at


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