The LaGrange County Regional Utility District recently applied for and received a $3,000 EnviroWatts grant from LaGrange County REMC.
After closing its Fish/Royer Lakes Wastewater Treatment Plant, the organization wanted to create a low-maintenance, wildlife-friendly landscape indigenous to the region. The district joined with Blue Heron Ministries to complete a three-year process to eliminate any invasive species on the property as well as promote the area for wildlife use.
To apply for EnviroWatts funding, visit lagrangeremc.com/envirowatts. The co-op is accepting applications from organizations for environmentally-friendly projects benefiting those in the LaGrange County REMC service area.
Projects that are eligible for EnviroWatts grants include those with a goal to:
- Develop renewable energy sources and resources.
- Reduce energy use.
- Improve the air quality of the local area.
- Enhance species diversity.
- Create or restore habitat for wildlife.
- Plant trees or native plants.
- Encourage recycling.
- Educate individuals about safe disposal of waste, especially hazardous/chemical waste.
- Educate the public on local environmental issues.
Want to participate in EnviroWatts?
EnviroWatts is only possible because of our members. Those who participate pay an additional one cent for their first 500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) each month. Those kilowatt-hours are then generated from renewable, environmentally preferred sources, and those pennies go directly back into the community through grants to improvement initiatives like this one.
To participate in the program, please contact us at 877-463-7165.