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Land & Waters Preservation Trust Announce Grant Opportunities

November 23, 2016

LITTLE FALLS, MINN.-- The Land & Waters Preservation Trust endowment will award $7,200 in grants to worthy projects in March 2017. 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).LOGO_LandWatersTrust.jpg

The application period starts Dec. 1, 2016, with a deadline of Jan. 15, 2017. Further information may be requested with a deadline of Feb. 15, 2017. Grants will be made on March 1, 2017, and projects should be completed in 2017. Grants will be made for proposals that fit one or more of the following priorities:

  • 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 individuals. Projects proposed by the two parent organizations, WAPOA and PRWA, will also be considered.

To apply, visit the Pine River Watershed Alliance website and click “Resources & Links” to view grant guidelines and an application. For questions, contact Ron Meyer at rnsmeyer@tds.net.

About the Land & Waters Preservation Trust

The Land & Waters Preservation Trust was created by Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA) and the Pine River Watershed Alliance (PRWA) and is a Partner 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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