- A PNCWA review committee will determine the level of funding to be awarded.Curriculum/project is for 4th – 12th grade students during the 2017 calendar year.
- Curriculum/project is science-based and includes wastewater and/or stormwater education elements.
- Curriculum/project must include a wastewater treatment facility tour and/or a presentation from a local wastewater/stormwater agency. PNCWA will provide contact information for your local wastewater/stormwater agency if unknown.
- A check payable to the school will be mailed to the contact provided.
- The school agrees to use the funds only as proposed unless otherwise approved.
- A summary of fund use (how the money was spent) and digital photos must be received by December 1, 2017 for inclusion in the grant annual report.
The average funding level is $500 per application/applicant, and will vary depending on the number of applicants and funding level request. Total program fund available is $5000.
Deadline: Applications for the 2017 calendar year must be submitted by 2:00 pm PST on December 2, 2016. Award recipients will be notified by December 16, 2016. Funds will be distributed by January 16, 2017.
See/download the 2016-2017 cycle funding request form
For more information please contact:
If you have questions regarding this funding, please call PNCWA Public Education Committee Chair Karen DeBaker at (503) 681-3643 or ► firstname.lastname@example.org. Email, mail or fax completed form to:
Clean Water Services
Attn: Karen DeBaker
2550 SW Hillsboro Highway
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 681-3603 FAX
PNCWA Adopt-a-School Program in action:
Chehalis River Discovery Trail/Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours program for Centralia students
The Chehalis Basin Education Consortium (CBEC), the Chehalis River Basin Land Trust (CRBLT) and the City of Centralia are offering Chehalis River Discovery field studies and tours of the City of Centralia’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The field study will consist of: a tour for students of the City of Centralia’s wastewater treatment plant and a walk along the Discovery Trail to “discover the importance of healthy riparian zones for salmon”. We’ll provide copies of “A Guide to the Chehalis River Discovery Trail” for each student to record their field experiences.
Educational Objectives of the Experience
- Help students enhance their appreciation and understanding of the Chehalis Watershed and to develop respect for the important role that healthy riparian zones and the Chehalis River play in the basin.
- To observe and learn about the salmon restoration work in progress.
- Enable students to use the outdoors as a research and educational learning environment.
- Help students learn about wastewater treatment plants and how a “natural process is compressed in time and space.”
- Help students begin to acquire the skills to identify and resolve local community and environmental problems.
Funding is made possible through a grant from the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association.