INDU Wetland Restoration Crew

Quick Facts

Due DateMarch 21, 2014 (Friday)
Award Amount$ 60,000 - $ 60,000
Category of Funding ActivityEducation
Eligible Applicants
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Program Description

Work Summary: The youth team will conduct habitat management activities associated with wetland restoration actions. Wetland restoration work will include plant propagation, plant installation, seed collection and site preparation. Site preparation work will include herbicide applications and the use of tools and operating equipment such as hand saws, loppers, pruners, sprayers, and brush cutters to remove undesirable plants. Work will be adaptive with other tasks assigned as necessary to obtained work goals. This position requires application of herbicides for vegetation control, strenuous repetitive manual labor, working primarily outdoors under a variety of weather conditions, exposure to poisonous plants, and exposure to biting and stinging insects including ticks which may harbor Lyme disease. The wetland substrate may be comprised of a thin soil fabric and unanticipated direct communication with body parts and the wetland may occur. No government housing is available; however, many reasonably priced houses and rental properties exist in the surrounding communities. A work vehicle, pick-up truck, will be necessary for team and equipment transport to and from various work locations. Necessary safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, and helmets will be provided. Wetland work will require the use of hip boots which will be provided. Background: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan approximately 50-60 miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois. Small towns and resort communities on the beaches of Lake Michigan and farms interspersed with large tracts of woodland and wetlands surround the Lakeshore. An abundance of cultural and recreational activities are available year-round. The area has weather typical of the Midwest, with temperatures normally ranging from 0 degrees in the winter to 90 degrees in the summer.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberP14AS00002
Funding Opportunity TitleINDU Wetland Restoration Crew
Opportunity CategoryEducation
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateMarch 17, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateMarch 21, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateApril 20, 2014 (Sunday)
Total Program Funding$ 60,000
Award Amount$ 60,000 - $ 60,000
CFDA Number
  • 15.931 - Conservation Activities by Youth Service Organizations

Eligible Applicants

  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information
ContactOffice: National Park Service
Katie Schroeder
Grants Management Officer
Phone 402-661-1640
work email

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