Springtime is THE time to spruce up and beautify the shorelines of our area’s streams, rivers and lakes; and there is financial help available to you. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the availability of grant dollars to assist conservation groups, community organizations, civic groups, cities, schools, clubs, etc. with stream cleanup projects and planting projects during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
Five grants of $1,000 each are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects. The deadline for project proposals is June 30, 2017. The grant money can be used to buy supplies such as rakes, work gloves, and garbage bags; also, waste disposal fees, tire removal, and promotional items such as t-shirts and refreshments for volunteer support.
Because it is a grant the project leader must have a tax number; the project must be completed by June 30, 2018. Get more information in the news section of the TWRA website www.tnwildlife.org; or telephone Della Sawyers at 615-781-6577 or email her at email@example.com.