US Forest Service conservation education grants will benefit children’s projects

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A good news from Children and Nature USA, how money ‘can’ make a real difference to children’s lives and how they interact with their natural environment. The next blogs will look at children connecting with nature – for free!

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced USDA‘s continuing commitment to get kids outdoors and connected to the natural world around them through $1 million in cost-share funding from the U.S. Forest Service to enhance children’s programs in 18 states. Vilsack will highlight the announcement later today at the Interior Department during the White House conference, Growing America’s Outdoor Heritage and Economy, which emphasizes the link between conservation and strong local economies through tourism, outdoor recreation, and healthy lands, waters and wildlife. The conference has attracted boaters, hunters, anglers, farmers, ranchers, land conservationists, historic preservationists, outdoor recreationists, small…

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