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Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Delaware County Organization

Stratford Ecological Center will partner with other community organizations to teach community members about how edible plants can be used as part of rain gardens thanks to an Ohio EPA environmental education fund mini grant. Eight projects throughout the state were funded for $34,513.

Rain gardens provide a low-cost way to manage excess rain water and snow melt. Stratford and partners will collaborate to build two edible rain gardens totaling 800 square feet. Each garden will be used to educate youth and adults about conservation and preservation of surface and ground water resources and the benefits of edible rain gardens.

The rain gardens will become a permanent part of the programs that educate approximately 5,000 children and 5,000 adult visitors who come to Stratford annually.

The Ohio Environmental Education Fund provides funding each year for environmental education projects targeting kindergarten through university students, the general public and the regulated community. For additional information, visit the Ohio Environmental Education Fund or call (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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