Newcastle receives $30,400 grant from King Conservation District

September 16, 2009

NEW — 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 2009

The city of Newcastle has just received a $30,400 grant from the King Conservation District. The grant will fund a project, Newcastle Goes Green, incorporating the following programs:

  • Removal and monitoring of invasive knotweed along May Creek in conjunction with the Newcastle Weed Warriors
  • “Green Growing” classes for Newcastle residents with lawn and gardening tips to reduce water and herbicide/pesticide use
  • Outreach at local schools regarding environmental stewardship
  • Special-edition newsletter mailed to all households with information about the city’s storm water management efforts, along with practical household tips

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