Champion schools get state EPA grant

Staff report


Champion School District is among eight Ohio organizations receiving Ohio Environmental Protection Agency environmental- education grants.

The district will receive $5,000 to develop a storm-water control basin at the new Champion Middle School on Mahoning Avenue. The 1-acre basin will become an outdoor learning lab that adjoins the Little Brown bat habitat and wetlands, the EPA said in a news release.

The school district plans to invite speakers to talk with students and adults about storm water and environmental careers. Eight minigrants are being awarded statewide for a total of $27,433.

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