Two respected Oregon nonprofits had long histories of implementing innovative stream conservation projects and policies throughout the state. Oregon Trout was a 25-year old organization working to restore stream habitat; Oregon Water Trust was a 15-year old nonprofit working to enhance stream flow. They jointly decided that strategic consolidation of their efforts could better advance both missions and unite the two groups in a common, large-scale effort. Lodestar provided a challenge grant to help implementation of the merger, which resulted in a combined organization that took the name The Freshwater Trust.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Year Granted: 2008
Grantee: Oregon Trout
Location: OR - Oregon
Grantee Website: The Freshwater Trust