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TARGHEE PROTECT OUR WINTERS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANT OPPORTUNITY
(Alta, WY – March 19, 2013)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 2013 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 five years the Foundation has awarded over $60,000 in grants for environmental projects, thanks to Targhee employee contributions and a100% match from Grand Targhee Resort.
The deadline for applications is 5PM, Sunday April 7, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Targhee Resort is a year round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho. Tucked among spectacular Teton views and national forest land, Grand Targhee is an intimate summer getaway for adventure-seekers, with miles of lift-accessed hiking, running and mountain biking trails, renowned music festivals and a variety of activities in a pristine high alpine environment. During the winter, the abundance of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and virtual lack of lift lines creates an uncrowded skier and snowboarder paradise, continually recognized for great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty and excellent value. A leader in environmental resort practices, Grand Targhee Resort has twice been honored with the prestigious Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence, most recently in 2011. For more information, please visit our website at www.grandtarghee.com