An Education Program of the National Park Service

Program Funding

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area has been fortunate enough to receive periodic grants from the National Park Service (outside of base funding) and the National Park Foundation. These funds were used to develop model programs, program materials, teacher training opportunities, and help schools participate in The River Mile. Generally these funds were available to schools participating in projects at Lake Roosevelt, but have also been available for anyone to participate in training. The funds have also been used for instructors, substitute teachers, transportation to and from workshops and transportation of students by school provided bus to participate in The River Mile programs.

In 2015 the park began supporting The River Mile by providing base park funds for expansion development. In fiscal years 2015, 2016 and 2017 the park provided approximately $70,000 to create and present a train the trainer program for recruiting and training volunteer facilitators throughout the watershed who serve as points of contact for The River Mile, provide teacher and student training opportunities. In Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 the park received grants from the National Park Service Washington DC office to expand and continue our work of establishing The River Mile Network for the Columbia River Watershed.