The Waterman Fund awarded a record amount of funding to northeast alpine stewardship groups this year. Each year the Waterman Fund awards grant funding to support education, research, and trail projects in northeast alpine areas. This year, the fund awarded just over $65,000 in support of six projects.
The following grants were awarded by the Waterman Fund this year:
- $9,455 to Adirondack Mountain Cub for Alpine Stewardship on the Adirondack High Peaks
- $11,045 to Green Mountain Club for Camel’s Hump and Mount Mansfield Alpine Zone Backcountry Education & Stewardship
- $5,863 to Antioch University New England for GLORIA 2021: Alpine Vegetation Monitoring in the White Mountain National Forest
- $10,000 to Paul Smith’s College for Balancing Recreational Use and Wildlife Conservation in the Adirondack High Peaks
- $13,878 to World Trails Network Americas for 2021 Franconia Ridge Summit Steward
- $15,000 to Adirondack Mountain Club for Professional Trail Work on Boundary and Iroquois Peak
Since 2002, the fund has awarded $280,007 in grants. The fund substantially increased their grant support this year to recognize the growing challenges stewardship groups across the northeast are facing with increasing recreational use of alpine areas and the financial challenges imposed on these groups by COVID-19.
For more information visit the Waterman Fund website or email Lars Botzojorns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of High Peaks alpine steward provided by Waterman Fund.