- Jodi Eberhardt
2023 Grant Dollars Available from Land & Waters Trust
Land & Waters Preservation Trust Endowment will be awarding up to $18,000 in
grants to worthy projects in April 2023. Land & Waters, administered by the
Initiative Foundation, is a joint endowment of Whitefish Area Property Owners
Association (WAPOA) and the Pine River Watershed Alliance (PRWA).
The Grant Application submission period is open now through March 1, 2023.
Additional information may be requested with a deadline of March 15, 2023. Grants
will be made on April 1, 2023; and projects should be completed in 2023.
Project grants will be made for proposals that fit one or more of the following
Enhance and protect surface and aquifer water quality in the Pine River Watershed
Support sustainable riparian land management practices
Protect habitat for native plants and animals
Applicants can be lake associations, environmental groups, or local units of
government. Projects proposed by the two parent organizations, WAPOA and PRWA,
will also be considered. Considering the annual budget amount, grant applications
requesting up to $5,000 are encouraged, with larger project amounts considered.
To apply, go to the Pine River Watershed Alliance website (www.prwa.us), click
“Resources & Links” to get grant guidelines and application. If there are questions
regarding the grant process or application, contact Ron Meyer at
Land & Waters Preservation Trust was created by Whitefish Area Property Owners
Association (WAPOA) and the Pine River Watershed Alliance (PRWA) and is a Turn
Key Fund of the Initiative Foundation. Land & Waters Preservation Trust is a grant
making endowment fund directed to preserving and protecting the water quality in
the Pine River Watershed. More information is available from WAPOA, PRWA, or
the Initiative Foundation.