Grants available for surface water education, restoration projects

Plan a field trip, study a creek, plant some native species or even put on a puppet show! The possibilities are endless. Make a Splash environmental grants of up to $2,500 are available from City of Tacoma Environmental Services to any school, group or individual considering a project to help protect and restore surface water resources within the Tacoma city limits.
Past projects have included field trips, science day camps, habitat restoration activities, hazardous waste collection, rain barrel installation and a variety of educational activities. Use your imagination! The $50,000 grant program is funded by the City’s surface water utility rates and is currently in its sixth year.
Application materials for 2008 must be postmarked by May 16, 2008. For more information or to download an application, go to or call (253) 591-5588.