The 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, The Freshwater Trust, 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.
We ran our first solicitation in 2015 and made our first awards in 2016.
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:
“Starting with the highest quality source water possible is the best assurance that treated drinking water will reliably and continually meet public health standards.”
– Dave Leland, former Manager of Oregon Health Authority’s Drinking Water Services
“One of the USDA Forest Service’s primary missions is to help ensure the abundant clean water critical to individuals and industries across the U.S. through our work in sustaining national forests and grasslands. The Drinking Water Providers Partnership is an example of how we, in partnership with others, fulfill this purpose. By pairing Forest Service watershed restoration experts with drinking water providers, we can protect and restore municipal watersheds across on National Forest and other lands.”
– Jim Pena, Regional Forester