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Drinking Water Providers Partnership in teal text

The 2020 Request for Proposals is open - see details below

About the Partnership

clean waterThe Drinking Water Providers Partnership is a collaboration of the Geos Institute, USDA Forest Service Region 6, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the Washington Department of Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management OR/WA Office, and WildEarth Guardians.

Together, we coordinate an annual, competitive grant solicitation and award program for environmental conservation and restoration projects in municipal watersheds across the Northwest.

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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, particularly when downstream and upstream users work together.

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.

Annual Solicitation Information:

  • Current Solicitation

    The 2021 call for proposals is open!

    Applications are due by 5:00PM PST on 8 January 2021.

    If you have questions, please contact a member of the Partnernship

    Current Solicitation
  • Past Solicitations

    We ran our first solicitation in 2015 and made our first awards in 2016.

    Past Solicitations
  • Contact Us

    The members of the DWPP look forward to working with you to foster working partnerships between water providers and restoration practitioners throughout Oregon and Washington. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of the following individuals with questions:

    • U.S. Forest Service: James Capurso, Regional Fisheries Biologist, 503‐808‐2847, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality: Julie Harvey, Drinking Water Protection Coordinator, 503‐229‐5664, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Washington Department of Health: Corina Hayes, Source Water Protection Manager, 360‐236‐3114, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • U.S. Bureau of Land Management: Scott Lightcap, Fisheries Program Lead for OR & WA, 541‐464‐3325, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Dan Brown, Natural Resource Advisor - Forest Sector, 503-326-6832, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • WildEarth Guardians: Marlies Wierenga, Pacific Northwest Conservation Manager, 503‐278‐0669, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • The Freshwater Trust: Mark McCollister, Habitat Restoration Director, 503-222-9091
    • Geos Institute: Tonya Graham, Executive Director, 541-261-6479, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Contact Us

Logos of all the members of the Drinking Water Providers Partnership