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  • Categories: Community Care Fund
  • Tags: School Readiness

About: The Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) seeks to create a network of preserves and trails along which people can hike, bike and walk; build ties among Durham’s diverse neighborhoods and communities; and help adults, especially children, enjoy and appreciate being outdoors in a safe learning environment.

2016-17 DGIN funding paid for time spent by ECWA’s AmeriCorps member and other staff to work on the organization’s Family Explorers Club and Explorers Club, which connects students in kindergarten through fifth grade to environmental education opportunities and fosters a love of the outdoors. Funding was also used to purchase supplies for the clubs such as child-sized rain boots and water testing equipment such as turbidity tubes.

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