Saturday, July 02, 2011

Milton awards 5 grants to local schools.

Northwestern Middle School Life Science Teacher Dr. John Bartlett, kneeling, collaborates on Permaculture Project he created with Andrew Butler, a recent graduate of Milton High, Jack Lindon, Chairman of Milton Grows Green and Julie Burroughs, Environmental Club sponsor of Centennial High. The City of Milton recently awarded Northwestern a $500 grant for the installation of phase 2 of the school's outdoor learning center.

Five Milton schools were the recipients of grants designed to enhance

Five Milton schools were the recipients of grants designed to enhance environmental education.

The winning entries included:

Milton High for a pollution awareness education week
Birmingham Falls Elementary for the establishment of an outdoor classroom
Crabapple Crossing Elementary for outdoor classroom grade-level gardens
Hopewell Middle for recycling bins to enhance their recycling program
Northwestern Middle for the development of phase 2 of their new "Permaculture" outdoor classroom.

Funds were provided by Milton's storm water budget (NPDES) and will also include a storm water and water pollution/conservation component for the schools.

Additional grant applications can be submitted for those schools not already receiving grants, with a deadline of Sept. 15, 2011. Both public and private K-12 schools located within the city limits are eligible.

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