The Eau Claire Community Foundation announced its partnership with Compeer Financial in the Rural Collaboration Project, an initiative aimed at bolstering rural vitality across the Midwest, with a focus on environmental learning opportunities for students in rural communities of the Chippewa Valley.
The Eau Claire Community Foundation has been selected as one of seven community foundations across the upper Midwest to participate in this pioneering initiative, receiving a grant of over $21,000 from the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America donor-advised fund, the Agriculture and Rural Initiative.
These funds will be used to provide environmental learning and outdoor education opportunities to youth in the rural communities of the Chippewa Valley. Students from five different school districts, Alma, Birchwood, Bruce, Cameron, and Cornell, will be able to experience nature first- hand through outdoor-based field trips to Beaver Creek Reserve, an environmental education Center located in Fall Creek, Wisconsin. READ MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM WITH A CLICK HERE.