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Ocean Guardian Schools

Does your school have what it takes to help protect the ocean for the future?

An Ocean Guardian School makes a commitment to the protection and conservation of its local watersheds, the world’s ocean, and special ocean areas. The school makes this commitment by proposing and then implementing a school or community based conservation project. Grants range from $1,000 - $4,000 per school.

Congresswoman Lois Capps with students from an Ocean Guardian School in Carpinteria, California.

Eligible schools: Any school (preK-12) located in CALIFORNIA in the following counties: Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. Any school (preK-12) located in OREGON in the following counties: Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos and Curry. Any School (preK-12) located in WASHINGTON in the following counties: Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor and Pacific.

Important dates: Applications are usually due in the spring.

Contact: Naomi Pollack

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