Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thank You Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe!

Last week, the Isabella Conservation District received approximately 128 thousand dollars from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

As part of an agreement with the State of Michigan, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe distributes 2% of its earnings from electronic gaming at its two casinos to local governments and schools.  To get any of this money, government agencies and schools have to submit a grant proposal that details what they propose to do, how it will benefit the local and tribal community, and includes a detailed budget for the project.

The money that the Isabella Conservation District received will allow us to operate our Environmental Education Program for another two years.  This means that we will be able to provide classroom programs on environmental and conservation education in local schools through the 2017 - 18 and  2018 - 19 school years.  Since 2009, our programs have been presented to over fifty thousand students in the local schools.   This year we provided approximately 400 classroom programs, and expect to do the same for the each of the next two school years.

Thank you to the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council and all employees of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe who support the Isabella Conservation District Environmental Education Program!

Chi Miigwetch!

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