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Mark your calendars for the 43rd Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida
October 29-31th, 2021
GTC Needs You!
Donna J. Heinrich Environmental 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.
Applications which contain the following will be given preference:
- Projects that reach diverse and new audiences
- Projects that focus on the importance of conservation of intact upland ecosystems
- Projects that encourage community involvement
- Projects that have matching funds
The J. Larry Landers Student Research Grant
The J. Larry Landers Student Research Grant is a GTC competitive grant program for undergraduate and graduate students. Proposals can address research concerning gopher tortoise biology or any other relevant aspect of upland habitat conservation and management. The amount of the award is variable but has averaged $1,000 over the last few years. The proposal should be limited to four pages in length and include a description of the project, a concise budget, requested grant amount, and a brief resume of the student. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to access funding for their projects!