The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is pleased to announce the 2016 AEP Access to Environmental Education Mini-Grant recipients. This year, 18 grants were made, totaling more than $18,000 in support of environmental education projects across Appalachian Ohio.
Malvern High School, part of the Brown Local School District, received a $1,500 grant to study Lake Mohawk.
Biology and environmental science students at Malvern will work with Lake Mohawk managers and interested parties to combat pollution and algal issues that appear in the lake every year by testing lake chemistry and creating solutions to correct issues they find.
Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum received a nearly $1,200 grant to investigate macro invertebrates as part of the camp's Nature's Classroom Program.
Funding will be used to purchase supplies to teach students about macro invertebrates and water quality. Students will investigate aquatic macro invertebrates as living indicators of water quality. Students from nearly all 32 counties in Appalachian Ohio will be able to participate.