School Garden Grant

To:      All teachers and staff members in the Camas and Washougal school districts

From:      The Community Garden Club of Camas Washougal (CGCofCW)

Subject:        2016/2017 CGCofCW Grant Program
Purpose of Grant: Promote knowledge and encourage responsible stewardship of the environment among district students. Innovative projects involving gardening, horticulture, agronomy, entomology, environmental sciences, life sciences and earth sciences will be considered. Project goals will be defined and measurable.

How to Apply:      Complete the Grant Request Form in this packet or download one from the CGCofCW web site at under the “Grants” tab. Submit the request form as indicated so it is received by October 20, 2016.

Who Can Apply: All teachers and staff in the Camas and Washougal school districts from Pre-K through 12th grades.

Notification of Awards: Award winners will be notified by November 21, 2016.

Need help: The CGCofCW will work with applicants to answer questions. Please contact us via email at


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Level 3 Green Schools
Grass Valley Elementary: This school was certified at Level 3 in school grounds. The Green Team worked to breathe new life into neglected areas of the campus and organized weeding parties to help keep areas free of invasive species. It also planned a composting center for leaves, other vegetation and kitchen scraps.


Skyridge Middle School: This school was certified at Level 3 in Waste & Recycling, Transportation, and Healthy School Buildings. The Green Team began an educational campaign and replaced all of their antibacterial spray with an all-natural, environmentally responsible alternative. The Green Team also continues to maintain the changes that they have achieved in past certifications through the implementation of recycling programs, no-idling zones, and student-led efforts to lessen Skyridge’s environmental footprint. Thanks to their efforts, Skyridge is now a healthier, more sustainable place! Sky Hawks Logo - Full Color