Agrarian Land and Pond, a company owned by UCF graduate student Zachary Marimon, was awarded a $25,000 grant Tuesday by Wells Fargo to help the environmental company reach its goals. Marimon also was allowed to choose a nonprofit organization to receive a $5,000 grant from the financial-services company, and he selected IDEAS for UCF, an organization involved with the sustainability movement.
Agrarian was one of five grand-prize winners chosen out of 3,600 entries for the national Wells Fargo Works Project Contest. Agrarian started with a few UCF students in 2010 to provide help in managing invasive vegetation in wetlands and retention ponds. The company specializes in sustainable storm water management that eliminates the need for pesticides and herbicides to maintain water resources.
IDEAS for UCF has grown with chapters and partners at universities and K-12 schools around the world.