Keokuk County Extension Service
Project Title: Keokuk County Pollution Program
Project Location: Keokuk County, Iowa
Applicant Information: Keokuk County Extension Service
Type of applicant: State Controlled Institution of Higher Learning
Total Grant: $24,917.00
Brief Summary: The Project will teach youth and senior adults about pollution with special emphasis on water pollution and quality. The program incorporates senior adults throughout the curriculum both learning and teaching children about pollution and methods of prevention and control. The project's goal is for senior adults to learn by teaching and by interacting with friends, and to take what they have learned and use it to improve their health and the health of the community.
Environmental outcomes: The project will train 25 older adults who will in turn train youth at summer camps. At least 54 homebound older adults will have their wells and septic systems evaluated for water pollutants such as nitrates, e- Coli and a "to be determined" pesticide.