Douglas County Community Foundation has announced eight groups received a total of $20,000 in grants to preserve nature and educate others about the environment.
• Lawrence-Douglas County Planning and Development Services will use the grant to help fund countywide bikeway planning.
• Prairie Moon Waldorf School received funds to build a greenhouse.
• The Lawrence Arts Center will work with teachers to create instructional materials that integrate environmental science with art.
• Ecumenical Christian Ministries will finish the boardwalk at the Haskell wetlands, and sponsor a film and discussion series called Journey of the Universe.
• Sancta Maria School in Eudora will offer students opportunities to study the natural habitat of the Wakarusa River.
• The Grassland Heritage Foundation will expand its annual Purple Loosestrife Eradication Day.
• The Black Jack Battlefield Trust will install trail markers and educational signs along nature trails.
• The Kansas Land Trust will upgrade presentation tools used to educate landowners about preservation.
The grants are from the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund.