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Community Watershed Stewardship Grants
The County Watershed Program and the Contra Costa Clean Water Program are partnering with The Watershed Project to offer the Community Watershed Stewardship Grants. Grants will be awarded to watershed groups and organizations that help protect and care for the watersheds of Contra Costa County.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2014 grant cycle.
Who Can Apply?
Formal and informal groups are eligible; non-profit status or relationship with a fiscal sponsor is required.
Projects Eligible for Funding
Typical Projects include, but are not limited to:
- Pollution Prevention Projects
- Trash Mitigation & Removal
- Watershed Education
- Watershed Group Coordination
- Low-Impact Design Projects
The Community Watershed Stewardship grants are available for projects across Contra Costa County!
Eighty percent of the funds will be allocated to projects that demonstrate a benefit to the unincorporated regions of the County and 20% to projects in the Incorporated Cities of Contra Costa County.
How to Apply
Click here to download the Grant Guidelines
Contact Program Manager Juliana Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
Richmond Greenway Bioswale Work Day
Second Saturday of every month, 10:30 am -1:00 pm
Richmond Greenway @ 6th Street (map)
Come join The Watershed Project Staff and community volunteers to help beautify the Richmond Greenway. We will be planting, weeding, mulching, and removing trash along two blocks of the Richmond Greenway. Volunteers can also learn about how our bioswale project and native habitat garden contribute to improving water quality in San Francisco Bay and how you can repeat some of these practices at home or work! All are welcome. No experience necessary. We will provide snacks and tools, you bring a reusable water bottle and wear sturdy shoes and work clothes. Contact email@example.com for details or just drop by.
Wildcat Creek Restoration Work Day
Third Saturday of every month, 9:00 a.m. - noon
At the City of San Pablo offices, 13831 San Pablo Ave, near Church Lane
Strengthen our community by helping to restore Wildcat Creek. Help plant and tend native shrubs and wildflowers. Provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. Create a place we all can enjoy as a community. Meet and work with your neighbors. No experience necessary! Tools and snacks provided, children should be accompanied by an adult. Satisfies community service requirements; please RSVP for groups of 10 or more to firstname.lastname@example.org.