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September 11, 2019, Nearly $200,000 in wildfire education grants awarded to two Wenatchee organizations

Nearly $200,000 in wildfire education grant money has been given to Wenatchee’s Wildfire Project and Cascadia Conservation District. The $194,000 grant was awarded through the department of Commerce. Senator Brad Hawkins of East Wenatchee initiated a budget proviso “to promote education about wildfires to public school students of all ages, and to expand community outreach.”

“I could not be more proud of The Wildfire Project team and the many supporters who have engaged in this important community conversation. This continued funding is a positive affirmation that our state values the incredible work that was started right here following our tragic wildfires,” Hawkins commented.

“While The Wildfire Project continues to educate communities throughout our entire nation, we embrace the opportunity to affect real change by reaching more Washington communities. Educating our youth (Kids in the Forest field experience) in particular is how we will affect sustainable change,” notes Sara Rolfs, The Wildfire Project Coordinator.

Learn more about Cascadia CD’s wildfire educational efforts by following the link below. 

Source: Nearly $200,000 in wildfire education grants awarded to two Wenatchee organizations | iFiberOne