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High School Water Quantity/Quality Grants
Rain Garden with Compost BinThe Suwannee River Water Management District (District) invites high schools within its 15-county District boundary to join our efforts in protecting water resources by implementing water conservation, water quality improvement, or efficient irrigation management projects. The District Governing Board is designating $20,000 to assist STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), agricultural, and other high school classes to fund the projects.

The program is currently open to high schools only, and interested schools may apply for funding consideration, not to exceed $2,000, for the following type projects:
  • Retrofitting irrigation systems to drip irrigation or to micro-irrigation
  • Incorporating fertigation into irrigation systems
  • Building a rain garden, which utilizes stormwater for irrigation
  • Other water quality or quantity projects

Drip Irrigation ProjectWhile there is no formal application to complete, interested parties may submit project proposals and descriptions of their projects to Carree Olshansky at . The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, June 20, 2014.