CAP awards local grants for water resource study - Tucson Local Media: El Sol

CAP awards local grants for water resource study

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 11:00 pm

Central Arizona Project has awarded "community investment" grants to several Southern Arizona organizations.

Twice a year, CAP recognizes projects "that focus on Colorado River water, enhance alternative water usage or promote water conservation," a release said. Grants of up to $5,000 go to organizations in its Maricopa, Pima and Pinal County service area.

Among this year's recipients:

• The Flowing Wells Unified School District, $936 to support water education by providing the transportation of teachers and students to the Sweetwater Wetlands Water Festival. At the event, students experience a half-day field study and learn how their study of science and water issues connect to the real world of water management;

• Watershed Management Group, $3,500 to develop and implement a series of water conservation technical trainings to provide Southern Arizona professionals, educators and residents with the skills to create gray water reuse and rainwater harvesting systems and storm water catchments;

• Natural Resource Education Center, $5,000 to expand the Center's interactive water education demonstrations and enhance the curriculum for the Water Out West field day. Programs include Ag Ventures (grades 1-3), Veggie Ventures (grades 1-6), Desert Ag Ventures (adult visitors) and Water Out West, which includes a segment devoted to CAP.

© 2017 Tucson Local Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

Welcome to the discussion.



Follow us on Facebook

Online poll