Eureka Springs EAST receives Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Grant

   

Eureka Springs EAST receives Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Grant
8/9/2013 3:20:40 PM

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, through its education program, Project WILD, awarded a $3,844.70 grant to Eureka Springs High School EAST for the high school’s butterfly garden.

      The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, through its education program, Project WILD, awarded a $3,844.70 grant to Eureka Springs High School EAST for the high school’s butterfly garden.  The grant funds will be used to purchase replacement butterfly host and nectar plants for the butterfly garden, to add water features, and, to repair and replace the garden’s fencing. 

 

 

      EAST students planted the butterfly garden in 2004 and maintained it with grants from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Weyerhaeuser Foundation, the Arkansas Community Foundation, Carroll County Community Foundation (Youth Advisory Council) and donations from local residents.  Students created butterfly videos, butterfly calendars and PowerPoint presentations that they shared with the community.  Since 2006, the high school’s Environmental Club members have helped plant and maintain the garden.

 

 

      EAST and Environmental Club students, in coordination with parents, school staff and alumni, and local residents, will continue to sustain, monitor and keep records of the butterfly garden.  Since its installation in 2004, many guests have visited and admired the garden.  The Butterfly Garden was also part of the City of Eureka Springs’ entries in the American in Bloom National Competition and the Keep Arkansas Beautiful SHINE Award.

 

 

     As Pat Knighten, Project WILD Coordinator of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wrote, “I have used the Eureka Springs’ butterfly garden as an excellent example of what can be done in a small space.  I look forward to working with the Eureka Springs EAST and Environmental Club students again.”

 

 

     EAST is a high school class that encourages students to use high-end technologies to solve community problems.  To learn about more about EAST, the Butterfly Garden and Project WILD, and how you can support them, please contact EAST Program facilitator Mila Lynne Floro at (479) 253-2936 or (479) 253-8875 or visit www.EASTinitiative.org. 

 

Here is a story on this announcement that ran in the Lovely County Citizen.

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