Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cleveland nonprofit to use $5,000 grant for stormwater runoff mitigation education

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Kamm’s Corners Development Corp. in Cleveland, which the neighborhood nonprofit organization will use to educate the local community about stormwater runoff mitigation.
 
Kamm’s Corners Development will create brochures and signage that will explain how planned landscaping can create bioretention areas, which help reduce the amount of stormwater runoff in heavy rains. The community will put this knowledge to practice through improvements to existing green infrastructure by adding non-edible, perennial plans that will better control stormwater and serve as public programming craft demonstrations.
 
The $5,000 grant to Kamm’s Corners Development is part of seven Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants recently awarded by the Ohio EPA totaling $27,030 for organizations throughout the state.
 
The agency is currently accepting applications for the next round of OEEF grants, which are open to a variety of organizations including schools, colleges and universities, environmental groups, trade and professional groups and state and local government organizations. Those interested in apply must submit a letter declaring their intent by Jan. 9, 2017, and submit their applications by Jan. 17, 2017.

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