Putnam County Educators Awarded Grant

When springs starts to come back around, beautiful colors will brighten up the area around the Putnam County Junior High School sign and east side of the building.


Missy Actis and Debbie Thompson of Putnam County Junior High were awarded the 2019 Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant, which provided plant species to the school.

With this grant, students were able to help provide a natural area to the school’s landscape and learn about native species in the community.

This grant was made possible through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Jadel Youth Fund, Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation and the Illinois Conservation Foundation.

Sponsors and an anonymous donor also supplied mulch for the landscape, which Actis and Thompson were thankful for.

Source: Putnam County Record