Contest offers $500 for ideas to connect neighborhoods, clean water
I’m sending along a notice that I got late last week from our friend Paggy Knapp, Director of Programs for the Freshwater Society.
Do you want to reduce urban runoff and pollution that flow into lakes and rivers? Do you have a good idea for how you and your friends and neighbors could work together to clean up soil, grass clippings and leaves from streets and storm drains? And could you use $500?
Then we have a contest for you.
The Freshwater Society and InCommons are sponsoring theWork For Water Neighborhood Challenge. We will award two $500 prizes for the best ideas that bring neighbors together to sweep leaves, grass clippings and soil from streets and storm drains this fall. Help protect our waters from the pollution that flows from streets into our lakes and rivers. Enter here.
The contest launched on Sept. 20, and entries will be accepted until Oct. 11. The winner will be announced Oct. 20. Your idea must be implemented by Nov. 12.
Who can enter? Individuals, church groups, Scout troops, service clubs, neighborhood groups, lake associations, school organizations and classrooms. What kind of idea can you suggest? Almost anything you can accomplish by Nov. 12. Think big fun while you protect healthy water in lakes and rivers. You must be 18 years old to submit an idea.