Newcastle receives $30,400 grant from King Conservation District

September 16, 2009

By Contributor

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

“We thank the King Conservation District for their support in funding this project and commitment to the environment,” said Public Works Director Maiya Andrews. “These programs will greatly benefit our residents, as well as our community’s natural resources. We also look forward to working hand in hand with the Newcastle Weed Warriors.”

The King Conservation District provides a variety of programs and services to landowners and residents. All landowners within district boundaries are entitled to free information and technical assistance for water quality protection, wildlife habitat enhancement, farm management plans, soil and slope stability information, native plant products, manure exchange information, volunteer opportunities, stream restoration/enhancement assistance and many other natural resource topics.

Learn more on the district’s Web site.

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