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EPA Provides More Than $20,000 in an Environmental Education Grant to Plant the Seeds of Future Forestry Careers

Release Date: 05/09/2012
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – May 9, 2012) The Up With Trees organization in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will receive $23,666 to enable high school aged participants to intern in a six-week Youth Citizen Forestry Program. The students will learn about planting and preserving trees, forestry and horticultural careers and sustainable forestry practices.

“Teaching our youth about the importance of forestry and horticultural careers is necessary to a sustainable environment and economy,” said Acting Regional Administrator Samuel Coleman. “Everything from clean air to clean water starts with protecting and understanding our forests.”

More information on the EPA’s environmental education grant program is available at http://www.epa.gov/education/grants.html

More about activities in EPA Region 6 is available at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html

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