Past Grantees

Fall 2010

Center for Environmental Law & Policy: $45,000

The Center for Environmental Law & Policy (C.E.L.P.) works to protect and restore the freshwater resources, that is, the rivers and drinking water aquifers, of Washington State. The Goal is to keep water flowing instream to improve water quality, wildlife habitat, recreational use, and aesthetic enjoyment of Washington's precious but at-risk waterways. This work is accomplished through public education, agency monitoring, policy reform, media outreach, and public litigation. Satterberg Foundation funds will be used to support C.E.L.P.'s Water Rights 9-1-1 program. This project provides assistance to individuals, small groups and Native American Tribes as they work to protect local water resources. Funds will pay for staff time, travel, public outreach materials, and website development.

Environmental Volunteers: final payment of $20,000

For description of this work, see Fall 2009 listing.

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed: final payment of $15,000

For description of this work, see Fall 2009 listing.

Northwest Natural Resources Group: $45,000

Northwest Natural Resources Group (NNRG) is a non-profit conservation organization that promotes innovative forest management strategies that improve the health of forest and freshwater ecosystems while increasing economic development in rural communities. Satterberg Foundation funding will support the integration of conservation forestry tools such as NW Neutral into the Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative Effort.

PCC Farmland Trust: $20,000

For description of this work, see Fall 2008 listing.

Fall 2009

Environmental Volunteers, Inc.: $60,000 over 2 years

Environmental Volunteers promotes understanding of, and responsibility for, the environment through hands-on science education. This grant funds two core programs: Science By Nature, a web-based system to enable large numbers of teachers to avail themselves of science programs delivered by multiple independent organizations; and Educate For Depth, a collaborative model to serve schools that commit to environmental science programs for multiple consecutive grades over consecutive years.

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed: $60,000 over 2 years

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed is a grassroots organization that engages volunteers in habitat restoration and environmental education activities that support the health of the watershed; and builds collaborative relationships within the regional conservation community. This grant funds The Report program, which provides students with real-life scenarios in which to exercise their role as citizen stewards. The Report is an innovative learning partnership between local governments, schools, nonprofit groups and local media outlets. Through the Report, high school student leaders form Green Teams that engage in year-long experiential learning projects.

Fall 2008

PCC Farmland Trust: $60,000 over 3 years

PCC Farmland Trust secures, preserves,and stewards threatened farmland in the Northwest, to ensure that generations of local farmers productively farm it using sustainable, organic growing methods. The goal of this program is to develop collaborative and scientifically-relevant stewardship plans for each of their properties. While many farmers have already implemented various stewardship practices, the Farmland Stewardship Program (FSP) will create a broad-based, systems approach to stewardship which will range from research and monitoring to shepherding new farmers onto properties. 

San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society: $30,000 over 2 years

The missionof the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society (SFBWS) is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the San Francisco Bay and its natural history, and to conserve and preserve the remaining bay lands as essential wildlife habitat. This grant will support development of a salt marsh transition zone and a riparian zone at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center: Where San Jose Meets the Bay - High Marsh-Terrestrial Ecotone Revegetation Education Project. Students, teachers, and residents of Alviso, CA will participate in various activities and be supported in connecting with eachother and their environment.