Drinking Water Providers Partnership
Through our Drinking Water Providers Partnership, we are partnering with multiple agencies including the USDA Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the Washington Department of Health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and WildEarth Guardians, to facilitate environmental conservation and restoration in municipal watersheds across the Northwest. The Partners share a common vision that watershed restoration is an important and effective way to provide clean, inexpensive drinking water to communities and protect native fish populations.
Our goals are to:
- Restore and protect the health of watersheds which communities depend upon for drinking water while also benefiting aquatic and riparian ecosystems, including the native fish that inhabit them.
- Support local partnerships between drinking water providers, landowners, and restoration practitioners.
To achieve our goals we are coordinating an annual grant solicitation and award program that is designed to build strong relationships between downstream and upstream users in the enhancement of our natural systems.
The 2017 Call for Proposals closed in January 2017. Learn more about the projects funded in 2017.
The 2016 Call for Proposals closed in December 2015. Learn more about the projects funded in 2016.
View past solicitation materials:
- 2017 Request for Proposals (closed January 2017)
- Application for 2017 Funding (closed January 2017)
- 2016 Request for Proposals (closed December 2015)
- Application for 2016 Funding (closed December 2015)
"Our shared vision begins with restoration. Restoration means managing forest lands first and foremost to protect our water resources, while making our forests more resilient to climate change."
USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack