LCEC provides SCCF with Environmental Funding Award

September 30, 2019 – LCEC announced that it will provide the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) with a $2,040 environmental funding award to support Mind Your Line. Mind Your Line is a collaborative effort among conservation organizations to reduce the amount of monofilament line and fishing gear left in our environment. Specifically, LCEC funding will help with effort to construct more collection bins to keep excess monofilament out of the environment. A net gun will also be purchased with the funding which will help safely capture injured wildlife from monofilament and fishing tackle.

To apply for an environmental funding award from LCEC, organizations can email [email protected] to receive an application. The deadlines for 2020 award applications are March 15 and September 1, 2020. Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including being located within LCEC service territory, funding utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry, and having a demonstrated need for funds. This funding award is just one of the many ways that LCEC positively impacts and supports wildlife and the environment.