Grants totaling nearly $134,000 were recently awarded by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) to schools and non-profit organizations planning Watershed Education projects and programs.

Twenty four grants will bring lessons in water quality and the New York City water system and Watershed to more than 64,000 students and teachers, as well as 5,300 people who will participate in programs and projects geared towards general and adult audiences.

Grants will fund a range of projects, from Watershed education initiatives at Hanford Mills Museum to a water sustainability field trip to Frost Valley for Jefferson Central School. Each will teach the importance of clean water, and the connection between New York City and the Catskill-Delaware Region where most of the City’s water originates.  Another listening-area recipient is Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County,

Trout Unlimited will also receive a grant to conduct workshops for watershed and NYC teachers participating in its Trout in the Classroom program.

CWC education grants are provided in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.  The CWC is a non-profit, Local Development Corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River. www.cwconline.org