(Bridgton, ME) Loon Echo Land Trust is helping children learn about their environment and the importance of protecting our region’s land and natural resources by awarding Environmental Education Grants to local educational institutions and libraries. Every year, schools and libraries in Loon Echo’s 7-town service area (Denmark, Bridgton, Harrison, Naples, Casco, Raymond and Sebago) are invited to apply for one of Loon Echo’s Environmental Education Grants.
This year Loon Echo has congratulated the following recipients of their 2019 Environmental Education Grants: Bridgton Public Library, Raymond Village Library, Naples Public Library, Spaulding Memorial Library in Sebago, Harrison Elementary School, and Sebago Elementary School.
Since 1998, hundreds of children have benefited from programs that teach about the natural world due to Loon Echo’s Environmental Educational Grants developed as a memorial to local teachers, Helen Allen and Polly Bartlett. Past recipients have used their grants for a host of outdoor activities such as bringing in expert speakers, creating naturalist backpacks and educational displays. For more information on the program’s history and application process visit www.lelt.org/programs.