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TARGHEE PROTECT OUR WINTERS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANT OPPORTUNITY

(Alta, WY – March 20, 2012)  Founded by the employees of Grand Targhee Resort to improve the environmental quality of the Teton Valley, the Targhee Environmental Foundation began partnering with international non-profit, Protect Our Winters (POW) in 2009 to bring a greater awareness to the environmental issues surrounding the snow sports community.  Protect Our Winters is the environmental center point of the winter sports community, united towards a common goal of reducing climate change's effects on our sport and local mountain communities.

The Targhee POW Foundation and Protect Our Winters partnership is pleased to announce the 2012 grant-making cycle for Teton Valley, ID. The foundation supports projects that foster responsible stewardship of natural resources; protect mountain and valley ecosystems; promote environmental education; and preserve and create opportunities for outdoor recreation. In the last six years the Foundation has awarded over $55,000 in grants for environmental projects, thanks to Targhee employee contributions and a100% match from Grand Targhee Resort.

The deadline for applications is 5PM, Friday April 6, 2012. The Foundation will be allocating up to $5,500 (based upon current projections). Typical grant requests are in the $200 to $2,000 range. Eligible recipients may be private and nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

An application packet can be downloaded online at http://www.grandtarghee.com/about-us/media-information/index.php.  Questions and comments can be sent to bsinram@grandtarghee.com


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