A non-profit in the Poconos is doing something special for their two year anniversary.
The 1% for nature organization is accepting grant applications through the month of January to give back to the community. Local governments and non-profits can apply for grants up to $2,500. The money can be used for nature projects within Monroe County like building trails in a municipal park, creating a boat launch, or placing directional signage in a wooded area.
"It's local money and we are looking for projects that are going to be visible, that make people think about nature, and be able to interact with nature,"
This year they have $7,500 to give away. They hope to continue growing each year to provide grant money for larger projects.