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File #: RES 20-304    Version: 1 Name: CRWD Grant Application for Water Quality Ed Programs
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/19/2020
Title: Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for funds up to $12,500 from the Capital Region Watershed District’s Partner Grants program for the Parks Ambassadors program.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Capitol Region Watershed District Grant

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Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for funds up to $12,500 from the Capital Region Watershed District’s Partner Grants program for the Parks Ambassadors program.

 

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WHEREAS, the Capitol Region Watershed District works to protect and improve water resources of the District; and

 

WHEREAS, the Capitol Region Watershed District has a Partner Grants program; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is committed to a sustainable future, including cleaner air, soil, water and other natural resources; and

 

WHEREAS, the City supports, and will continue to support, collaboration with the Capital Region Watershed District and other agencies and groups to provide resources for increasing water quality, and for providing a cleaner environment throughout the city; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is eligible to receive up to $20,000 in grant funds for eligible clean water projects, including education programs and materials, organizing projects, workshops, events, or clean water landscaping projects; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the intention of the Department of Parks and Recreation to submit a proposal for $12,500 for its Parks Ambassadors program to engage youth, adults, and families from underserved communities in water quality education program; and

 

WHEREAS, the Parks Ambassadors program will focus on connecting underrepresented people to nature, educating them about water quality, and empowering them with actions they can take to protect and/or improve water quality; and

 

WHEREAS, the required grant match will be met by in-kind staff time and van transportation already designated for the project; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, by the Council of the City of Saint Paul, that support is hereby granted for the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application to the Capitol Region Watershed District’s Partner Grants Program for the Parks Ambassadors program.