Stormwater Quality Program

Educational Grants

​Previous Year's Educational Grants

The Sacramento County Stormwater Quality Program offers educational grants to do projects that increase students’ awareness of the importance of local waterways. Here are some examples of previous grant winners:

Will Rogers Middle School

Students explored their local waterway.
The students and teachers of Will Rogers Middle School participated in W.E.T. Water Education Training.
 
With their grant, the Will Rogers Middle School students were able to:
  • identify and stencil storm drains on the school campus
  • plant California Native plants
  • construct a rainwater catchment system
  • participate in field studies of the local watershed
  • participate in water quality experiments
  • attend field trips to local creeks and water educational centers
Read the final report for more information about this project.

Leo. A Palmiter School

Kevin Jordan, the ROP Landscape Instructor at Leo Palmiter School, used the stormwater grant money to replace the conventional landscape at their school with River-Friendly Landscaping (RFL). Besides learning about RFL and it's contribution to improved stormwater quality, the students learned how to work as a team and how to overcome obstacles. Read the final report for more information about this project.

 
Check out the www.riverfriendly.org to learn more about River-Friendly Landscaping.
 

Before and after photographs of an existing conventional lawn area that was replaced with River-Friendly Landscaping

Convential lawn area.
River-Friendly landscaping.

Global Youth Charter School

Students took water quality measurements of Dry Creek.

The Global Youth Charter School used their grant to map, research, and create marketing materials about Dry Creek.

 

The students first mapped Dry Creek and identified locations for research. Then they tested the water quality and studied the flora and fauna at the identified locations. The final phase of the project involved creating a brochure and poster to education the community about Dry Creek.

 

Read the final report for more information about this project.

Orange Grove Adult School

W.E.T. Project
With their grant, the Orange Grove Adult School students were able to:
  • identify and stencil storm drains on the Orange Grove campus
  • create a W.E.T Project storm drain educational flyer
  • plant UCD Arboretum All Star California Native plants
  • construct a rainwater catchment system
  • participate in field studies of the local watershed
  • participate in water quality experiments
  • attend the Will Rogers Middle School Earth Day Celebration and the California Green Summit Expo