EPA awards Friends of the Rappahannock $100,000 environmental education grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently selected Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) in Fredericksburg to receive a $100,000 Environmental Education grant to provide training for teachers. This organization was selected through a competitive process and is one of the four grantees this year in EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

“EPA is glad to support professional development for teachers to experience ways to build environmental literacy,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic regional administrator Cosmo Servidio. “We need more teachers who can help students learn, both inside the classroom and outdoors, about environmental science and environmental issues.”

The training will focus on the importance, and challenges, of local watersheds and how…