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How the Drinking Water Providers Partnership gives out grants for water quality

To keep kidney stones at bay, drink plenty of cool, clear water.
To keep kidney stones at bay, drink plenty of cool, clear water.

Closing old logging roads, planting trees, even putting cut trees in stream beds... these are all examples of projects done to improve water quality in streams--and ultimately, drinking water.

The Drinking Water Providers Partnership out of Ashland-based GEOS Institute provides annual grants for such projects.

Last year's DWPP grants were scattered in communities from the South Umpqua River all the way to Tacoma.

We get the details of the projects, the funding source, and the results in a chat with James Capurso of the U.S. Forest Service, Brian Barr from the Rogue River Watershed Council, and Tonya Graham of GEOS.

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