Sappey announces over $22K for local environmental education grants

CHESTER, July 1 –State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced that two environmental education grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection have been approved for Stroud Water Research Center totaling $22,748.

The funding will be distributed as follows:

  • Stroud Water Research Center: Capacity building for Girls-in-STEM Watershed Education ($19,748).
  • Stroud Water Research Center: Brandywine Watershed Discovery Day Camp 2020 for Underserved Youth ($3,000).

“I’m very excited about this funding for Stroud Water Research,” Sappey said. “These programs focus on watershed environmental science, technology, engineering, and math, providing enrichment for students entering grades four through six. They will also encourage aspiring future female environmental leaders.”

Sappey said that the grants will engage youth 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.

For more information, contact Sappey’s office at 484-200-8264.