Posted: Apr 22, 2013 10:44 AM by MTN News
STEVENSVILLE - Trout Unlimited has picked up some help from Wells Fargo & Company to help support land and water conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure, and educational outreach.
"We are honored to be a recipient of this highly competitive Wells Fargo environmental grant," said Heather Whiteley, Trout Unlimited project manager.
"We appreciate being recognized and will use the grant to provide much needed revitalization to our local watershed, creating a healthier, more sustainable ecosystem for wildlife and local families who come here to enjoy these resources," she added in a news release.
Trout Unlimited was named among 64 nonprofit recipients of Wells Fargo's 2013 Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program across the country in honor of Earth Day, and will be receiving $45,000.
"We're pleased to announce Trout Unlimited as a recipient of Wells Fargo's environmental grant program to help provide long-term solutions to the region's environmental challenges," said Ashley Grosh, head of Wells Fargo Environmental Philanthropy.
Trout Unlimited was identified by Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) as being in need of extra help with the Burnt Fork Watershed Enhancement Project.
"We sought out the best ideas and programs to protect and conserve the environment for local communities," said Jeff Trandahl, executive director and CEO of NFWF. "Through Wells Fargo's generous contributions, these community-based projects will provide immediate benefits to local ecosystems and will help build and strengthen environmental stewardship ethics."