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For Immediate Release
February 22, 2016

Environmental Education Grants Available

Fish and Wildlife Commission accepting applications through March 1

Novato, CA – The Marin Fish and Wildlife Commission is accepting proposals for conservation and education grants designed to help local nonprofits promote environmental education and habitat restoration projects in Marin County.

Kids look for living organisms as they crouch next to a shallow creek.The grants are intended to help educate young Marin residents about the environment.
The deadline is March 1 to apply for the grants, which are between $500 and $5,000. About a dozen nonprofits are awarded grants annually through the program.

The Marin County Fish and Wildlife Commission advises the Marin County Board of Supervisors on expenditures of funds obtained through fines levied for fish and wildlife violations in Marin. The funds are designated by Section 13100 of the Fish and Game Code to be used to enhance fish and wildlife resources in the county and for public education.

The commission is staffed by the Marin County office of the University of California Cooperative Extension.

Applicants must qualify as a not-for-profit 501(c)3. Grant proposals are submitted to the commission chair during the first quarter of the calendar year and are recommended on a competitive basis based on availability of funds. Commission members review applications at their regular April meeting, set funding levels, and vote to recommend projects for approval by the Board of Supervisors.

The grant application form is online. For more details about grant application process, visit the commission website or call 415-473-4204.  

Contact:

David Lewis
Farm Advisor
Office of the Farm Advisor/University of California Cooperative Extension

1682 Novato Blvd.
Suite 150B
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 473-4204
Email: David Lewis
Marin UCCE website