LCEC announced that it will provide Environmental Funding Awards to Audubon Western Everglades, Future Forestry Corporation, and Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary. Since the program’s inception in 2013, LCEC has awarded nearly $160,000 to local organizations for a variety of initiatives focused on protecting our precious environment and continues LCEC’s goal of protecting and preserving our environment and “balancing the need for electricity with the needs of the environment”.
LCEC accepts applications for Environmental Funding Awards twice a year in March and September. There are certain criteria that needs to be present for consideration for the award, including being located within the LCEC service territory, funding needs to be utilized for projects and/or programs related to the environment and the utility industry, and the demonstrating the need for the funds. Organizations who meet the criteria and are interested in applying for the award should visit www.lcec.net/about-lcec/community-and-education/environment to download an application. Questions related to the LCEC Environmental Funding Award program can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. This funding award is just one of the many ways that LCEC positively impacts and supports wildlife and the environment.