UPDATE June 2017: The initial $100,000 goal was met and the fund is presently up to about $245,000. Further donations are needed to provide for long-term stability. The fund has already started making grants toward projects in the watershed that are aimed at improving water quality.
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WAPOA for several years has been exploring the best way to provide for long-term funding for lake preservation.
Various approaches were looked at but nothing seemed quite right. WAPOA put the effort on a temporary hold.
Then the Initiative Foundation of Little Falls, believing that our efforts for long term planning had merit, offered to fund a very generous match.
The Initiative Foundation offered to give one dollar to our Land and Waters, a Preservation Trust for every dollar that was contributed by our members and other citizens.
The Initiative Foundation will match up to $50,000.00 of contributions. So if our members and other people interested in the lakes contribute $50,000, the Foundation will add another $50,000.
If that happens our donors will have provided a fund with $100,000, and will have been able to get that done with contributions of just half that amount.