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...

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 protect surface water resources.

Make a Splash grants are designed for projects that have a strong stormwater pollution prevention message or provide a stormwater benefit. Submitted projects must meet at least one of the program goals of education, surface water protection, or habitat restoration and tree planting. Water conservation or clean drinking water focused projects will not be considered. Grants are open to anyone considering a project within Tacoma city limits.

“It’s exciting to see the variety of creative and unique projects that get submitted,” said Program Manager Shauna Hansen. “Each year we fund remarkable projects initiated by dedicated individuals who demonstrate that together we can make a big impact to protect Puget Sound.”

Applications are due Fri., May 22. To find out more about the grant, past projects, or to download an application, go to cityoftacoma.org/makeasplash, e-mail makeasplash@cityoftacoma.org, or call (253) 502-2284.

Here are some of the recent Make a Splash grant recipients and their projects:

2013

  • Broadway Center for the Performing Arts – Urban Water Pollution Environmental Education Project – $4,000
  • Tacoma Nature Center – Water Sleuths VIII – $4,000
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department – Tacoma-Pierce County Children’s Water Festival – $4,000
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium – Puget Sound Super Heroes – $4,000
  • Puget Creek Restoration Society – Puget Gulch Restoration, Macro invertebrate Monitoring for Puget/Mason Creeks & Outreach and Education to the Community – $970
  • First Creek Middle School/Tacoma Public Schools – First Creek Water Quality Improvement Project – $2,650
  • Earth Economics – Tacoma’s Stormwater Management and Ecosystem Service Value – $4,000
  • Pacific Education Institute (PEI) – Watershed Adventure Program – $4,000
  • Puget Sound Car Wash Association – Car Wash Pollution Radio Spots – $4,000
  • Bryant Montessori PTO – Waterwise Garden – $1,226
  • Allen Renaissance Inc. – Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma Summer Challenge – $1,978
  • Lutheran Community Services – Seniors and the Environment – $4,000
  • University of Washington Tacoma – UWT and First Creek Middle School Joint Monitoring Project – $3,975
  • Northwest Leadership Foundation – Eastside Youth Gardens – $4,000
  • Andrew Dixon – North Tacoma Trees – $2,000
  • Bryant Montessori Middle School/Tacoma School District – Swan Creek Watershed Study and Restoration – $1,400

2012

  • Bryant Montessori Middle School – Swan Creek Watershed Study and Restoration – $1,660
  • First Creek Middle School – First Creek Watershed Restoration – $4,000
  • Tacoma Pierce County Health Department – Tacoma Pierce County Children’s Water Festival – $4,000
  • Lutheran Community Service – Senior Environmental Impact – $4,000
  • Puget Sound Car Wash Association – Fish-Friendly Street Banner – $4,000
  • Point Defiance Zoological Society – Zoo Hillside and Watershed Education – $4,000
  • Point Defiance Zoological Society – Puget Sound Super Heroes – $4,000
  • University of Washington Tacoma – UWT Green Roof Initiative – $4,000
  • Citizens for a Healthy Bay – Water Quality Education and Outreach Program – $2,202
  • Rodney Raccoon – Rodney Raccoon Goes Green Video Game – $4,000
  • Commencement Bay Maritime Fest – Squeaky Green Clean – $3,972

2011

  • Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department – Tacoma-Pierce County Children’s Water Festival – $4,000
  • Marine View Drivers – Marine View Drive Beach Clean-Up – $500
  • Foss Waterway Seaport – Urban Estuary Education – $2,900
  • Guadalupe Land Trust – Rainwater Fish Wheel at Gallucci Learning Garden – $1,500
  • Bryant Montessori School – Swan Creek Watershed Study and Restoration Project – $3,800
  • Tacoma Nature Center – Water Sleuths VII – $4,000
  • Puget Creek Restoration Society – Puget Gulch Restoration, Macroinvertebrate Monitoring for Puget/Mason Creeks and Outreach and Education to the Community – $2,000
  • Lutheran Community Services – Senior Environmental Impact – $2,500
  • Lowell Elementary School – Monitoring the Health and Productivity of Marine and Freshwater Environments – $3,700
  • First Creek Middle School – First Creek Watershed Restoration – $3,800
  • Water Quality Education for the Latino Community – $2,300
  • Building Youth through Music/WayOut Kids – Rodney Raccoon Goes Green! Video – $4,000
  • Citizens for a Healthy Bay – Clean Boating Fuel Bibs – $3,900
  • Foss Waterway Seaport – Stadium High School Environmental/Marine Ecology Club – $3,600
  • Puget Sound Car Wash Association – PSCWA Charity Car Wash Video Contest – $4,000

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