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Past Community Action Grant Winners

2005-2006
North Sacramento Urban Creeks Council
"Peer Water Pollution Prevention Education"
Educates disadvantaged youth so that they may promote water pollution prevention at various public outreach events throughout region.
2004-2005
Norcal Environmental Student Network
"Train the Trainer Certification"
High School water quality monitoring training program.
Discovery Museum
"Owl Creek Restoration Phase 3"
Purchase of microscopes, "Critter Creatures" program and other equipment/supplies to further restore and stabilize Owl Creek for use as a aquatic ecosystem demonstration area.
North Sacramento Urban Creeks Council
"Peer Water Pollution Prevention Education"
Educates disadvantaged youth so that they may promote water pollution prevention at various public outreach events throughout region.
2003-2004
North Sacramento Urban Creeks Council
"Peer Water Pollution Prevention Education"
Educates disadvantaged youth so that they may promote water pollution prevention at various public outreach events throughout region.
Sacramento Zoo
"Zoo Camp Classes"
Supports four zoo camp classes throughout summer to promote water quality to area youth.
Discovery Museum
"Owl Creek Restoration Phase 2"
Continue to stabilize banks and conduct outdoor classes for area youth on aquatic habitat and creek restoration techniques.
Environmental Education Services
"High School Watershed Symposium"
Sponsored a regional watershed symposium attended by high school students presenting their projects.
2002/2003
Sacramento Zoological Society
Funding supported summer Zoo Camp classes for grades K-4 that emphasized the important role clean water and water conservation plays in our daily lives.
Water Education Foundation
Funding supported teacher training in the Sacramento Unified School District for PASSage, a non-point source pollution prevention education curriculum.
North Sacramento Urban Creeks Council
Funding supported the "Peer Water Pollution Prevention" education program which involves water pollution prevention exhibits at community events for volunteer recruitment.
John Morse Waldorf Methods School
Funding supported development of, and education programs in, the Anderson Slough Nature Area.
2001/2002
Sacramento Zoological Society

To support four new summer zoo camps for local families and an interactive public education table that demonstrates how pollutants can enter our waterways and explains the water cycle and the importance of water conservation.

Sacramento Horsemen's Association
To support a youth equestrian day camp that includes classes on stormwater pollution and native tree restoration along Arcade Creek.
Discovery Museum Science Center
Funding to conduct stream restoration along Owl Creek tributary to Arcade Creek, including revegetating the banks with native plants and removing trash from the creek. Project will also increase public access to the creek and education of the stream ecosystem.
North Sacramento Urban Creeks Council
Funding supported the "Peer Water Pollution Prevention" education program which will involve water pollution prevention exhibits at community events for volunteer recruitment. Results from this program can be viewed on the State Water Resources control Board's website at www.swrcb.ca.gov/nps/watered.html
California State University, Sacramento Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Grant sponsored stormwater education campaign and poster contest for students, faculty and staff.
Sacramento Zoological Society
Funding supported summer Zoo Camp classes for grades K-4 that emphasized the important role clean water plays in our daily lives.
2000/2001
Sacramento Zoological Society
To support four new summer zoo camps for local families and an interactive public education table that demonstrates how pollutants can enter our waterways and explains the water cycle.
Leonardo da Vinci Magnet School, Environmental Club

To support club efforts of raising awareness of environmental issues including water pollution prevention and to take part in community activities such as waterway clean-ups.

Neighborhood Circle Hagginwood Collaborative
To support Neighborhood H.E.L.P. which will involve their community in the adoption of a section of Rio Linda Creek.
CFFU worked with the Fish and Game Department to provide salmon or steelhead eggs for the "Fish in the Classroom" program which teaches children about the development of fish from eggs and the importance of  protecting their environment. The young fish are eventually released into the Sacrament or American Rivers. 
North Sacramento Urban Creeks Council
To support the Peer Water Pollution Prevention Education Program and the collection of photos and slides of pollution prevention projects and natural riparian restoration projects used to promote outreach efforts.
1999/2000
Sacramento Zoological Society
Funds were used for "Radical Rivers" Zoo Camp Class.  Radical Rivers participants learn about the roles of rivers in our ecosystem, types of wildlife found in and around rivers, basic mechanisms of fish migration, sources of rivers, sources and dangers or pollution and positive and practical actions that individuals can take to keep our local Sacramento and American rivers clean.
CFFU worked with the Fish and Game Department to provide salmon or steelhead eggs for the "Fish in the Classroom" program which teaches children about the development of fish from eggs and the importance of  protecting their environment. The young fish are eventually released into the Sacrament or American Rivers. 
North Sacramento Urban Creeks Council
Funding supported the "Peer Water Pollution Prevention" education program which will involve water pollution prevention exhibits at community events for volunteer recruitment.
Freeport Renovation on the Move 
Funding supported a creek field trip and Stormwater classroom studies at John Cabrillo Elementary School’s 5th grade class.  Placing new 4" plastic markers at all the storm drains in the association area.
Discovery Museum Educational Facility
Funds assisted in clearing stream bank along Arcade Creek, removal of trash from streambed, and evaluate and plant native vegetation in project area. 
1998/1999
Sacramento Zoological Society
Funding used to support "Radical Rivers" zoo camp which illustrates the current problems facing our rivers and teaches families how to protect local waterways
CFFU worked with the Fish and Game Department to provide salmon or steelhead eggs for the "Fish in the Classroom" program which teaches children about the development of fish from eggs and the importance of protecting their environment. The young fish are eventually released into the Sacramento or American Rivers.
Water Education Foundation
Funding used to support teacher training in the Sacramento Unified School District about the use of non-point source pollution prevention education curriculum.
Woodlake Improvement Club
Grant money used for an informational sign at the newly constructed Woodlake Detention Basin which will educate residents about the value of the basin and promote stormwater pollution prevention.
North Sacramento Urban Creeks Council
Funding supported the "Peer Water Pollution Prevention" education program which will involve water pollution prevention exhibits at community events for volunteer recruitment.