Your Dollars at Work: Blue Sky’s Partnership with The Freshwater Trust

Since 2011, Blue Sky has partnered with The Freshwater Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the health of our rivers, for our Blue Sky Habitat fund.

The Freshwater Trust reports that over the past eight years, Blue Sky funds have helped to restore 157 miles of rivers and streams in 14 different counties throughout Oregon, and 32 projects have been implemented that provide important habitat features both in stream and streamside to support river health.

Small monthly donations from Blue Sky Habitat participants translate to a large positive impact on the community. The Freshwater Trust coordinates the use of funds by restoration organizations who help local rivers and streams thrive. According to Jeff Fisher, The Freshwater Trust’s habitat monitoring lead, they particularly look to support groups whose projects benefit endangered salmon, steelhead and trout within Pacific Power’s service area.


One notable grant recipient is the Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council, which received $20,000 in Blue Sky Habitat funds to replace a deteriorating fish barrier metal culvert and bridge on Butcherknife Creek. The culvert was succumbing to rust decay, which posed mobility issues for the local fish population, and the failing integrity of the bridge made it a safety hazard for residents in the area.


Learn more about Blue Sky’s partnership with The Freshwater Trust here.


THE FRESHWATER TRUST IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Applications are currently being accepted for grants. Entities who are interested in applying for a grant through the program can see if their project applies here.
 

Since 2011, Blue Sky has partnered with The Freshwater Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the health of our rivers, for our Blue Sky Habitat fund.

 

The Freshwater Trust reports that over the past eight years, Blue Sky funds have helped to restore 157 miles of rivers and streams in 14 different counties throughout Oregon, and 32 projects have been implemented that provide important habitat features both in stream and streamside to support river health.

 

Small monthly donations from Blue Sky Habitat participants translate to a large positive impact on the community. The Freshwater Trust coordinates the use of funds by restoration organizations who help local rivers and streams thrive. According to Jeff Fisher, The Freshwater Trust’s habitat monitoring lead, they particularly look to support groups whose projects benefit endangered salmon, steelhead and trout within Pacific Power’s service area.

 

 

One notable grant recipient is the Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council, which received $20,000 in Blue Sky Habitat funds to replace a deteriorating fish barrier metal culvert and bridge on Butcherknife Creek. The culvert was succumbing to rust decay, which posed mobility issues for the local fish population, and the failing integrity of the bridge made it a safety hazard for residents in the area.

You can  learn more about Blue Sky’s  partnership with The Freshwater Trust here: https://bit.ly/2EIQ1uN

THE FRESHWATER TRUST IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Applications are currently being accepted for grants. Entities who are interested in applying for a grant through the program can see if their  project applies here: https://bit.ly/2o4aiTP

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