Public education materials and resources to learn about creek environments

Coyote Creek Education Expansion


open space authority funds contributed to project


project awarded

The Authority helped to fund Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful’s Coyote Creek Environmental Education Project, which engages students, educators, and the public through Watershed-in-a-Box kits for K-12 students and public education events, such as walks, public presentations, and student-led art projects. The goal of the program is to build awareness and value of the creek environment so that people will become involved in advocacy and creek cleanups.
Award Date:
May 9, 2018
Urban Grant Program
Schools and neighborhoods along Coyote Creek

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