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Updated: Mar 17, 2019

Gopher Tortoise Council’s 2019 Donna J. Heinrich Environmental Education Grant

The GTC Environmental Education Grant was established to support educators and organizations committed to developing educational projects about the gopher tortoise and the fascinating world in which it lives. The grant also honors Donna June Heinrich, an environmental educator, whose life was dedicated to conserving wildlife and their associated habitats.

Deadline for submission of this year’s proposals is August 31st, 2019. Applications may be downloaded from

Applications which contain the following will be given preference: 

· Projects that reach diverse and new audiences. 

· Projects that focus on the importance of the conservation of intact upland ecosystems. 

· Projects that encourage community involvement. 

· Projects that have matching funds. 

Please follow the instructions on the grants program page noting the requirements. 

For questions contact Cyndi Gates at Proposals should be submitted to the same email address.

The Gopher Tortoise Council was formed in 1978 by a group of southeastern biologists and other citizens concerned with the decline of the gopher tortoise. The goals of the Council are: (1) to offer professional advice for management, conservation, and protection of gopher tortoises; (2) to encourage the study of the life history, ecology, behavior, physiology, and management of gopher tortoises and other upland species; (3) to conduct active public information and conservation education programs; (4) to seek effective protection of the gopher tortoise and other upland species throughout the southeastern United States.

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Founded in 1983, the League of Environmental Educators in Florida is the professional association for individuals and organizations dedicated to the cause of environmental education in Florida. We are the state affiliate for North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of our natural world and one that has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world for over four decades. 


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