by Eric Hartstein, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board awarded 80 grants totaling $11,574,321 at its board meeting in Tillamook Oct. 25-26, 2022.
The grants to local organizations support fish and wildlife habitat and clean water projects statewide.
“These investments support watershed health, fish and wildlife habitats, and local communities,” says Lisa Charpilloz Hanson, OWEB executive director. “The grants will help landscapes be more resilient to climate change in the future. They will provide cool, clean water for fish and wildlife, restore oak landscapes, and improve habitat for sage-grouse and other species. These investments showcase Oregon’s commitment to creating and maintaining healthy and sustainable landscapes.”
A listing of all Spring 2022 Open Solicitation Grant Awards is available on the OWEB website.
Funding for these projects comes from the Oregon Lottery and the federal Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (provided by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration and includes Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act funding).
Since 1999, the Oregon Lottery has provided over $500 million to OWEB’s grant program that helps restore, maintain and enhance Oregon’s watersheds. For more information, visit the Oregon Lottery.
Update (Nov. 9, 2022): OWEB provided a new link to the Spring 2022 Open Solicitation Grant Awards.