APRIL 28, 1997

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Wilder receives water grants

water grants King County recently awarded five Water Quality Block grants to two school districts and three community organizations around the County. The grants, totaling over $110,000, were established to assist community-oriented projects in 1997 and 1998 that will protect and enhance water quality throughout King County.
   Students at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary in Redmond were awarded $9,677 to convert a large stormwater pond into natural habitat for area wildlife. The pond also will serve as an outdoor laboratory for students at the school. The total cost of the project is estimated to be over $30,000. The Northshore School District received $9,800 from the County for a $52,000 project designed to help map septic systems and water withdrawal permits in the Bear Creek drainage.
   Data collected by students from the Bothell Alternative School and Timbercrest Junior High in Woodinville will provide area residents with a graphic picture of the resources at risk.