Grants Awarded to Date:
  • Give Methow - Community Foundation of NCW Giving Campaign  - The Give Methow campaign raised $7069 in Fall 2020 to support ongoing work of and support staff to the Council.

  • The Community Foundation of North Central Washington - Awarded the Foundation $5,000 in 2020, for Water Collaboration for a Resilient Methow. These funds will collaboration with our community, individuals and nonprofits, regarding water availability, allocation and conservation. Funding will support participation in Resilient Methow; assist with water planning and data gathering projects and support new administrative needs.

  • Give Methow - Community Foundation of NCW Giving Campaign  - The Give Methow campaign raised $4555.24 in Fall 2019 to support a Leader for Water. Funds will help us in our work to develop a lead staff position for the Foundation/ Council (primarily grant writing) and for admin support currently related to increased MWC participation in community education and projects.

  • The Moccasin Lake Foundation - Awarded the Watershed Foundation $4,000 in 2019 to support the Council's outreach and education efforts as well as administrative support for the Council and Foundation.

  • Department of Ecology - Granted the Foundation $45,000 in 2019 for the "Water 2066: A Vision for the Methow. This project develops a community-based, long-term vision for the Methow Valley's water issues. Data will be gathered at Community workshops and several water Interested Party (governmental agencies, sovereign tribes, and NGOs) meetings. Results will be compiled in a detailed report, including shared vision, barriers and next steps to implementation. The report will be shared to inform water management plans and actions.

  • Department of Ecology - Granted the Foundation an additional $8835 from fund repurposed from a previous project for our Metering project.

  • The Community Foundation of North Central Washington - Awarded the Foundation $2,000 in 2019, the focus of the work has changed to developing an online contact system and newsletter to keep interested parties informed and up to date about the work of the Council.

  • Department of Ecology - Granted the Foundation $45,000 in 2018 for the "Estimating Water Use by Exempt Wells in the Methow River Basin" project.  This project will develop an approach and work plan to field verify previous estimates of water right permit-exempt well uses and allocation of the reservation established under the 1976 Methow Instream Flow Rule (WAC 173-548).  This work plan will build on existing studies to quantify total and consumptive use in WRIA 48 and updates current allocation of the reservation to support Okanogan County's determinations of water availability in compliance with the State Water Code.

  • The Community Foundation of North Central Washington - Awarded the Foundation $3,000 in 2018 to support ongoing public education and outreach efforts by the MWC.  This funding will help with costs associated with maintaining this website as well as bringing public presentations on various water topics to the Methow Valley communities.

  • The Moccasin Lake Foundation - Awarded the Watershed Foundation $4,000 in 2018 to support the Council's outreach and education program.  This money will help support three Community Water Discussions in the spring as well as a series of subject matter expert presentation in the fall.

  • Department of Ecology - Granted the Foundation $111,500 in 2017 to support the Council’s work on a project to help Wolf Creek Reclamation District improve efficiency and operation of their irrigation system and to deliver water to the Twin Lakes Aquifer to provide mitigation water for new rights for the towns of Winthrop and Twisp. Read more about the project here.

  • The Community Foundation of North Central Washington - Awarded the Foundation $3,600 in 2017 to fund a part-time administrative assistant for the Watershed Council and the Foundation. The work of the administrative assistant has already made a big difference in the Council’s ability to work more effectively.

  • The Moccasin Lake Foundation - Awarded the Watershed Foundation $4,000 in 2017 to support the Council’s outreach and education program. This money will allow the Council to hold three Community Water Discussions in the fall and bring in water experts for a 4-part series of talks in the fall and winter.

Last updated February 22, 2021

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