Bonneville Environmental Foundation Awards $256,000 to Eight Projects

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bonneville Environmental Foundation Awards

    PORTLAND, Ore., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) announced today that six watershed
 projects and two renewable energy projects will receive more than
 $256,000 from the Foundation during this grant cycle.  The projects are spread
 throughout the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
     "Our streams and fish runs will be healthier, and the air cleaner, as a
 result of the good work being done by the programs receiving these grants,"
 said former Senator Mark O. Hatfield, chair of the Foundation, during the
 announcement of the awards.
     Added Foundation President Angus Duncan, "We are happy to have the
 opportunity to contribute to the region's success by returning the revenue
 generated through the sale of our Green Power products into these grants."
     Grants were awarded to the following organizations for watershed
 restoration:
 
     -- Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho for a watershed biological assessment of
 the North Fork of Rock Creek,
     -- Kootenai Tribe of Idaho for a biological assessment of Trout Creek,
     -- Flathead Basin Commission of Kalispell, MT for a biological assessment
 of the Stoner Creek Watershed,
     -- Sea Resources of Chinook, WA for the Chinook River Estuary Monitoring
 Project,
     -- The Oregon Water Trust for a streamflow enhancement project on Rudio
 Creek in the John Day Watershed,
     -- The Nature Conservancy of Washington for a road and landslide
 assessment at Ellsworth Creek.
 
     Additional grants were made to two solar projects.  The first is a
 partnership with Eugene Water and Electric Board to provide a mobile
 photo-voltaic system for Willamette High School in Eugene, Oregon.  The other
 assists the PUD in Chelan County, Washington to build solar capacity for its
 customers that want to buy green power.
     The Bonneville Environmental Foundation was established in 1998 to collect
 and invest premiums from the sale of environmentally superior "green power" by
 arranging the sale of environmentally endorsed renewable energy to utilities
 and corporations.  BEF funds projects that restore damaged watersheds and
 create new sources of renewable energy such as solar, wind and low-impact
 hydro-power.  The Bonneville Environmental Foundation is a non-profit
 organization that collaborates with, but is independent of, the Bonneville
 Power Administration.
 
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    PORTLAND, Ore., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) announced today that six watershed
 projects and two renewable energy projects will receive more than
 $256,000 from the Foundation during this grant cycle.  The projects are spread
 throughout the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
     "Our streams and fish runs will be healthier, and the air cleaner, as a
 result of the good work being done by the programs receiving these grants,"
 said former Senator Mark O. Hatfield, chair of the Foundation, during the
 announcement of the awards.
     Added Foundation President Angus Duncan, "We are happy to have the
 opportunity to contribute to the region's success by returning the revenue
 generated through the sale of our Green Power products into these grants."
     Grants were awarded to the following organizations for watershed
 restoration:
 
     -- Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho for a watershed biological assessment of
 the North Fork of Rock Creek,
     -- Kootenai Tribe of Idaho for a biological assessment of Trout Creek,
     -- Flathead Basin Commission of Kalispell, MT for a biological assessment
 of the Stoner Creek Watershed,
     -- Sea Resources of Chinook, WA for the Chinook River Estuary Monitoring
 Project,
     -- The Oregon Water Trust for a streamflow enhancement project on Rudio
 Creek in the John Day Watershed,
     -- The Nature Conservancy of Washington for a road and landslide
 assessment at Ellsworth Creek.
 
     Additional grants were made to two solar projects.  The first is a
 partnership with Eugene Water and Electric Board to provide a mobile
 photo-voltaic system for Willamette High School in Eugene, Oregon.  The other
 assists the PUD in Chelan County, Washington to build solar capacity for its
 customers that want to buy green power.
     The Bonneville Environmental Foundation was established in 1998 to collect
 and invest premiums from the sale of environmentally superior "green power" by
 arranging the sale of environmentally endorsed renewable energy to utilities
 and corporations.  BEF funds projects that restore damaged watersheds and
 create new sources of renewable energy such as solar, wind and low-impact
 hydro-power.  The Bonneville Environmental Foundation is a non-profit
 organization that collaborates with, but is independent of, the Bonneville
 Power Administration.
 
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