Water-Related News

Charlotte County teacher receives SWFWMD Splash! Grant for rain barrel project

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Peace River Elementary students in Charlotte County will study water conservation thanks to a Splash! school grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Teacher Karen Roy was awarded $1,850. Students will measure the amount of water saved from the use of rain barrels.

The goal of the Splash! school grant program is to provide teachers with funding to enhance student knowledge of topics that meet the District’s core mission and teach students about their local watersheds, water conservation, quality and supply. Splash! school grants provide up to $3,000 per school on a reimbursement basis and are available to public school teachers.

This year, 94 Splash! grants were awarded across the District’s 16-county region to educate students on water resources. Past Splash! grant projects include student monitoring of local water quality, environmental field studies and school or community outreach campaigns designed to encourage water conservation.