Grants Awarded 2017

Paul Wiseman Conservation Education

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
Young Water StewardsYoung Water Stewards program — as Puget Sound faces a water quality crisis, 500 high school students learned about the important functions of, impacts to, and ways in which they can protect watersheds, rivers, streams and water quality.

Students collected water samples at agricultural lots, construction sites, and harbors. While studying the data, they discussed best management practices and employed practical stewardship actions. The grant also provided training and tools to teachers. We are proud and excited to support this program and help develop the next generation of community leadership.

Education

Harbor WildWatch
Series of 3 different environmental workshops sited in Gig Harbor and offered to the public throughout the summer via Science Saturdays.

Stillwater’s Environmental Center
Scholarship for Ecology Exploration summer camp offered at the Center.

Northwest Watershed Institute
Youth Environmental Stewards Program – disadvantaged high school students in the Port Townsend area spend 10 months working with experts in habitat protection, research, restoration and management, and receive high school credit.

Education Supporting Habitat

Cascadia Wildlands
Funding for production of white paper on effects of suction dredge mining as related to the Nooksack River. Paper to educate decision makers and stakeholders.

Great Peninsula Conservancy
Installation of interpretive and directional signage at Filucy Bay Preserve at the kayaking water trail site.

Citizens for a Healthy Bay
Student Stewardship Conservation Project serving 300 middle school students at 2 different schools located at Hylebos waterway (Port of Tacoma) and White River. Project includes water quality data collection, microplastic data collection and habitat restoration.

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
Junior Stream Stewards program offered to 500 students in the Skagit River Watershed. Program highlights environmental education and stewardship plus habitat restoration project.

Puget Soundkeeper
Supports update to present Puget Sound mapping tool. New tool would be open source for constant improvement and real-time communication by public to organization’s staff regarding pollution issues.

Education via Social Media/Hard Copy Publication Projects

Galiano Conservation Association
High school student restoration and environmental education program. Storytelling through social media. Students complete hands-on restoration program, receive a course in digital story telling, and then create social media posts to document their experiences.

University of Washington Press
Support for printing costs for new illustrated guide, Fishes of the Salish Sea.

Various

Earthrise Law Center-Lewis & Clark Law School
Training 6 Lewis & Clark law students for 10 weeks as summer clerks. Organization provides expert low-to-no-cost legal services to environmental organizations.