2000 Environment Grants

Grants in this area are focused on protecting wilderness areas and supporting grass-roots organizations interested in keeping our rivers, bays and coastal waters clean and safe. Additionally, the Foundation has begun supporting programs to increase the capacity of local land trusts and to build the capacity of more established organizations in new locations. (Total grants $140K)

Surfrider Foundation, San Clemente, CA. $25,000 to support continued rollout and implementation of the Beachscape Program (particularly at the intermediate level). Beachscape is a citizen-based coastal mapping program to create a detailed dataset of the coast and thereby facilitate sustainable coastal management.

The Trust for Public Land, San Francisco, CA. $50,000 to support programs building local capacity and partners in the Sierra Nevada ($15K) and funding for a Development/Communications position in the Hawaii field office ($35K). Both grants aim to increase the long-term effectiveness of conservation efforts in the Sierra Nevada and Hawaii.

WaterKeepers, San Francisco, CA. $25,000 to support phase II of the Pesticide Use Reduction Project. The goal of this project is to win and defend revocation of state regulations which currently exempt agricultural runoff from regulation under state water quality laws.

The Wilderness Society, Denver, CO. $40,000 to support the development of RoadNET (Road Network Evaluation Tool) software. RoadNET will provide a decision support system to evaluate the ecological, economic and management implications of a road network thereby promoting responsible, appropriate stewardship of our public lands.

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