Malagari announces $5,997 in grants for local environmental education

LANSDALE, June 26 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, today announced that two facilities serving his legislative district each received Environmental Education Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The funding will be distributed as follows:


  • Montgomery County Conservation District: Conservation and Water Pollution Prevention Workshop for homeowners, emphasizing stormwater management practices ($2,997).
  • Souderton Area School District: New plant science course for high school students using a campus greenhouse ($3,000).

“This funding will help cultivate a desire in Montgomery County residents from youth to homeowners to learn about and protect Pennsylvania’s environment,” Malagari said. “Investing in environmental education is a worthwhile expense toward preserving our commonwealth’s health and vitality.”

These grants will engage youth and adults in environmental justice, climate change, and/or water quality improvement, expand their understanding of these issues in Pennsylvania and provide people with skills to take responsible action to protect Pennsylvania’s environment.

Souderton Area School District and Montgomery County Conservation District were two of 55 grant recipients. Funding was awarded to schools and colleges, environmental and community organizations, and conservation district offices that applied in 2019 and met project criteria for funding.