319 Grant (2014 – present)
Department of Environmental Quality
Amount – $45,000
- Reduce sediment loading to Lolo Creek through revegetation projects.
- Ongoing stream monitoring to asses stream quality.
- Develop a sample analysis plan (SAP) to guide sediment trend monitoring for project effectiveness.
- Update the 2010 Upper Lolo Creek Sediment TMDL Implementation Evaluation (TIE).
- Hired a Big Sky Watershed Corps member three years in a row to help with education, outreach, and capacity building.
Linking Generations Grant (2014 – 2016)
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Amount – $5,000
Collect oral histories from elders in the Lolo Creek Watershed. The intended outcome is a display for the community. We have engaged students at Sentinel High School and are working on creating displays from their work which will be displayed around Lolo.
Additionally, we are pursuing another round of linking students and elders. We will be guiding students as they record in-person interviews with some of Lolo’s most iconic individuals.
Water Quality Mini-Grant (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Montana
Amount – $2,000-3,000
Partnered with Lolo Schools and Watershed Education Network to give Lolo middle-schoolers the opportunity to learn about their watershed.
Students collected stream data to explore watershed health and function. Data collected was then taken into the classroom and displayed on our website by the students.