Thanks in part to a 2010 Dominon Watershed Mini-Grant entitled "Watershed Awareness: Providing Education through Signage", NMRWA held watershed education seminars with three different watershed schools, the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and Pittsburgh Urban Christian School in Wilkinsburg, and the Word of God Catholic School in Swissvale.
The purpose was to increase environmental literacy in the next generation of watershed stewards. In addition, a contest was held for students to create a design that symbolizes what Nine Mile Run means to them. Once funding is secured, the winning design will be incorporated into a sign to be installed along a major roadway delinating a boundary of the Nine Mile Run Watershed.
And the winner's are...
1st Place-8th Grader from Pittsburgh Urban Christian School.
2nd Place-9th Grader from the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
3rd Place-8th Grader from the Word of God Catholic School.
"Financial support for this project is provided by the Dominion Foundation which is dedicated to the economic, physical and social health of the communities served by Dominion companies."
"This grant program was administrered by Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in commitment to its core mission of conserving Pennsylvania's diverse ecosystems through science-based strategy, leladership, and collaboration."
If you would like a more detailed description of any of our education programs, or if you have a group that could benefit from an in-class workshop or a field trip to the outdoor laboratory of the Nine Mile Run Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration, contact Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.371.8779 ext. 120 for more information.