City grant makes a ‘splash’ for water resources

Individuals or groups concerned about water quality in Tacoma may apply for a City of Tacoma grant to help educate residents, prevent pollution, and protect and restore surface water resources.

In its fourth year, the City’s Make a Splash grant program is open to projects within Tacoma city limits. Individual grants can be up to $2,500. The $50,000 grant program is supported by the City’s surface water utility rates.

To date, Make a Splash grants have funded more than 50 local environmental activities such as science day camps, hazardous waste collection, rain barrel installation and habitat restoration.

For more information and to download an application, visit , or contact Christy Strand, (253) 502-2105. Applications must be postmarked by June 20. Recipients will be notified in July.