Three schools to receive education grants from the city of Lynnwood

The Lynnwood City Council approved three surface water education grants to Meadowdale Middle School, Brighton School and St. Thomas More during Monday’s City Council meeting.

Meadowdale Middle received a grant of $1,350 in order to learn about water quality and contaminants by sampling water in the Meadowdale Glen Pond. The grant coordinator, Stephen Howard, anticipates building an on-going program to track long-term trends.

St. Thomas More received $800 to conduct a watershed education program, including the study of the water cycle and watersheds, planting native plants, participating in field trips to gain greater insight on the workings of a large watershed, raising and releasing juvenile salmon and creating a book about these activities.

Brighton School received grants of $1,200 and $2,250. The money will be used to raise and release Coho salmon and to learn about what actions that could help improve the salmon’s freshwater ecosystem. The other project is a school-wide stormwater education initiative comprising of five phases.

$15,000 is budgeted annually from the city’s Surface Water Utility for surface water education grants. Public education is a requirement for the city’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

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