UPDATE December 2017:  The initial $100,000 goal was met and the fund is presently up to about $275,000.  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.