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  • 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 (, 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.

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