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Upper Deschutes Watershed CouncilGrant Amount: $30,000
Project: Whychus Creek strategic planning & projects
Location: Bend, OR
Provides support to develop a Strategic Action Plan for Whychus Creek using the framework developed in collaboration with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. The Strategic Action Plan outlines the integrated restoration activities of the Watershed Council (stream restoration, fish passage, fish screening and education), the Deschutes Land Trust (land conservation) and the Deschutes River Conservancy (streamflow restoration) for the period of 2015-2021.
This effort will build off of the successful partnership work that has occurred in Whychus Creek over the past decade and help guide the future restoration efforts of these partner organizations.
Walla Walla Watershed FoundationGrant Amount: $10,000
Project: Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Education Outreach Program
Location: Walla Walla, WA
The program engages 600+ students and 100+ adults each year in a collection of experiential learning activities to improve audience’s understanding of natural resources and systems, to foster restoration and sustainability in the Walla Walla watershed basin.
Wild GiftGrant Amount: $10,000
Project: Organizational Capacity Development
Location: Sun Valley, ID
Lamb Foundation has supported this organization since its early days. The goal of this grant is to help the organization move to the next level: from a volunteer organization operating on an annual budget of $90K to a professional organization with an annual budget of $250, 000 and begin to build an endowment that perpetuates the Program. The goal of this grant is to make it possible to create organization self sufficiency by 2012, at which time the Wild Gift board will choose a new Executive Director.
Wilderness International, Inc.Grant Amount: $7,300
Project: Canby Community Park Wetlands Youth Conservation Project
Location: Canby, Or
The Wilderness International Youth Conservation Corps program exists to build life skills in the lives of at-risk youth while completing important conservation projects. This program enhances the native habitat and public access of the Youth & Disabled Citizens Fishing Pond & adjoining wetlands trail system at the Canby Community Park. In addition, youth crew members receive training, college credit, stipends and job skills development from the program.
Willamette Riverkeeper, General Program SupportGrant Amount: $12,000
Project: Support for Willamette Riverkeeper's four major programs: River Discovery, Clean Water, Habitat Restoration and Water Monitoring.
Location: Portland, OR
Through Willamette Riverkeeper’s four major programs, adults and youth are involved in paddling trips, nature walks, and other outreach activities to inspire stewardship and personal responsibility resulting in a cleaner, healthier river; Willamette Riverkeeper will strategically enforce laws and monitor sites to reduce the amount of pollution entering our rivers and streams and restore riparian health to key Willamette sites to aid native fish and wildlife, improve water quality, and cultivate stewards within our community.