Land & Waters Preservation Trust Endowment will be awarding $20,000 in grants to worthy projects in April 2021, according to a news release.

Land & Waters, administered by the Initiative Foundation, is a joint endowment of the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association and the Pine River Watershed Alliance.

The grant application submission period is Dec. 1 through March 1.

Further information may be requested by Land and Waters with a deadline of March 15. Grants will be made on April 1 and projects should be completed in 2021. Project grants will be made for proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations 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

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Applicants may be lake associations, local units of government or environmental groups. Projects proposed by the two parent organizations, the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association and the Pine River Watershed Alliance, will also be considered.

To apply, go to 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 rnsmeyer@tds.net.

Land & Waters Preservation Trust was created by Whitefish Area Property Owners Association and the Pine River Watershed Alliance 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.