We have updated our last seasons cloud seeding report and results. To review them pleas click on our special initiatives page and then cloud seeding. The report is posted at the end of the page. We look forward to another great year.
The Board has agreed to partner with the Bonneville Youth Development Council; helping them to incorporate, obtain their IRS 501 (c) 3 designation, and act as their fiscal agent until they receive their 501 (c) 3 status.
High Country RC&D will also help the following organizations write grant applications for CHC Foundation:
1. Groveland Water District are requesting financial help for adding a second well.
2. Shumway Academy is requesting help to purchase office equipment.
For more information or to help/donate with any of these new projects please call our office during business hours.
MARCH 27 – High Country helped the Teton Food and Farm Coalition (TFFC) apply for a $250,000 USDA Agriculture Marketing Service - Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant. We would like to thank U of I Teton County Extension Agent – Jen Werlin, Slow Foods in the Tetons Executive Director Scott Steen, and Full Circle Education/High Country Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer – Cindy Riegel for their support, providing needed information, and proof reading the final grant narrative before submission.
If successful, the grant will help the TFFC unite the Jackson Hole and Teton Valley food shed, by:
MARCH 28 - Congratulations to Jeff Parkinson and the Madison Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) for pushing the envelope in soil conservation! Jeff and the SWCD have been notified that they have received a $20,000 grant from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) to complete three years of on-farm research to determine if no-tilling potatoes is economically feasible.
High Country helped them write and submit the grant.
MARCH 23 – Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual Meeting in Idaho Falls on March 23. Thanks also to Billman’s Catering who provided a wonderfully tasty lunch and a great meeting space. The 26 sponsors who attended heard about our 2016 accomplishments, and listened to presentations made by:
Everyone participated in a World Café Excersise that was designed to help High Country uddate our five year strategic plan. The participants got to meet each other and provided input to 8 questions as a team. Watch our Facebook page as we roll out the information we gleaned from that exercise over the next few weeks.
MARCH 23 - Congratulations and a big Thank-you to the Groveland Water and Sewer District on becoming the newest High Country RC&D Sponsor. Clem Yancey, from the District, requested grant search and grant writing assistance. The Board of Directors granted that request. Pam Herdrich will be working with Clem and the District to apply for a CHC and possibly a Steele Reese Foundation grants.
Pam Herdrich has completed the FEMA Benefit Cost Analysis training. The Benefit Cost Analysis is a required component for many Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Grants including Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs. If you are planning to apply for these grants and would like assistance running the Benefit Cost Analysis program, contact us.