Water-Related News

Pinellas County to Benefit From Five Community Education Grants

Five Pinellas County projects were recently awarded Community Education Grants from the Southwest Florida Water Management District to provide direct, hands-on education to more than 7,000 residents.

This year the District approved 29 grants Districtwide for a total of $120,471. This is the 14th year Community Education Grants have been available. These grants offer reimbursement up to $5,000 to help fund projects that provide communities an opportunity to learn about water resources.

The overall goal of the Community Education Grant program is to actively engage adults in water-related issues including conservation, protection and preservation. Funded by the District's Basin Boards, the program is intended to motivate communities to get involved in protecting their water resources through various educational activities.