Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199405900

Proposal Table of Contents

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Yakima Basin Environmental Education
BPA Project Proposal Number 199405900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Educational Service District 105
Business acronym (if appropriate) ESD 105

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Julie Bradley
Mailing Address 33 South Second Ave.
City, State, Zip Yakima, WA 98902
Phone 5095752885
Fax 5095752918
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Provides training for teachers and students which allows them the opportunity to participate in the maintainance and restoration of their local watershed through integrated, hands-on curriculum that meets the essential learnings mandated by the state.
Target Species spring chinook, coho, steelhead, fall chinook

Project Location

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses: 7.6B.6
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: 7.6B6
Other Planning Document References

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. To provide relevant, hands-on curriculum to all participating teachers and their students a. develop communications links with local research projects that have the potential for student involvement
. b. involve students in community problem solving related to local environmental issues, and arrange for area scientists to participate in teacher training sessions and student presentations
2. Provide teachers and students with necessary equipment and materials to participate in local environmenatal education activities a. identify, purchase, and maintain equipment related to field trip topics
. b. organize a check-out system for the equipment
3. Continue to support teachers and students who have participated in the program over the years a. provide updated information and access to newly acquired resources
. b. provide resources for ongoing student projects
4. Foster community partnerships to improve both education and the environment a. involve various community agencies and organizations in active participation in classroom activities
. b. involve students in presenting possible solutions to problems they have identified to appropriate agencies or organizations
5. Stimulate student interest in science and the environment as possible career choices a. arrange for local biologists and other scientists to participate in field trip trainings and classroom presentations
. b. offer opportunities for student involvement in various area research projects
6. Protect and rehabilitate local habitat a. arrange partnerships with local agencies and organizations to involve students in relevant projects
. b. provide a curriculum with appropriate information aimed at creating positive attitudes about the environment among future decision makers

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 08/01/99 07/01/00 69.0%
2 08/01/99 07/01/00 6.0%
3 08/01/99 07/01/00 5.0%
4 08/01/99 07/01/00 5.0%
5 08/01/99 07/01/00 5.0%
6 08/01/99 07/01/00 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 180 days @ $240.00/day $ 43,200
Fringe $ 14,256
Supplies supplies and instructional materials $ 2,500
Operating ESD 105 office costs $ 7,600
Travel Teacher field trip transportation @ $500/trip X 4 trips $ 3,000
Indirect 9.00% $ 9,860
Subcontractor EcoNorthwest $ 15,000
Other $ 24,000
Total Itemized Budget $119,416

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $119,416
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $119,416
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2000 2001 2002 2003
All Phases $119,416 $123,000 $126,000 $130,000
Total Outyear Budgets $119,416 $123,000 $126,000 $130,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Environmental Education Training Program offers teachers throughout the Yakima Valley the opportunity to become involved with their students in real life projects to protect, enhance, analyze and provide solutions to water resource problems in their community. This ongoing program is in sixth year of operation. In excess of 200 teachers throughout the region have been involved and annually over 2000 students are actively involved in hands-on activities related to understanding the on-going stewartship of our watershed. Activities range from math and science investigations to language arts, journal writing, historical investigations of the watershed, civics, economics, and responsible citizenship through knowledge of water issues like water quality monitoring, salmon life cycle needs, stream hydrology, riparian habitat functions, wetlands, etc. Students have developed community partnerships to monitor water quality, restore riparian corridors, raise salmon in their classroom for release into various tributaries, monitor storm run-off, collect data annually on salmon redds in the upper Yakima River. Each year additional teachers will be trained adding additional schools and students to the evergrowing number of involved participants. An independent evaluation of the program was conducted in 1998 and will be an on-going part of the program documenting program outcomes, teacher reaction, and community involvement as well as the long term impact of the program on teaching best practices.

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Incomplete: Seems inappropriate for this to be in the AF program

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes:

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$119,416 $119,416 $123,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Inadequate proposal, adequate purpose
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The proposal needs to better describe its curriculum and the expected benefits to fish and wildlife in the basin. The proposal is not adequately related to watershed councils or other education programs.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (Eco-Northwest) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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