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EPA Awards $77,021 for Environmental Stewardship Work

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 Ozark Nature Mentoring Initiative and Ozark Tracker Society received $77,021 to create environmental mentoring communities in their local areas. The program promotes the development of training for people interested in teaching others about nature.

Partnering with Jon Young and the 8SG, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Corps of Engineers, Arkansas State Parks and the Greenway of the Cherokee Ozarks, this program will provide nature mentoring workshops and recruit educators from tribal, local and state organizations to be trained as mentors. It targets participants in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

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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