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4/6/15
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Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Dayton Archaeological Park

SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park in Dayton strives to preserve and present the history of the Fort Ancient American Indian culture. The prairie was an important part of their life. With a grant this year from Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund, SunWatch will reclaim five acres of prairie, benefitting the park’s mission and the local environment.

Restoration of the prairie will increase biodiversity by seeding grasses, setting prescribed burns and removing invasive plants. A series of interpretive signs will discuss the role and importance of native plantings, pollinators and prairie animals for the thousands of adults and students who visit the park annually.

The project is being funded with a $28,634 Ohio EPA grant awarded to the Dayton Society of Natural History, which operates SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park. Twelve grants were awarded statewide for $322,110. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund provides funding each year for environmental education projects serving kindergarten through university students, the general public and the regulated community.

Twelve grants were awarded statewide for $322,110. Eligible grant recipients include environmental groups, public and private schools, colleges and universities, trade or professional organizations, businesses and state and local governments. For additional information, contact the Ohio Environmental Education Fund on the web or at (614) 644-2873.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.

 
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