Grays Harbor/Chehalis River Watershed Fund

About the Fund

The Chehalis River Basin Watershed drains 2600 square miles into the Grays Harbor Estuary and ultimately into the Pacific Ocean. The second largest watershed in Washington State, it is home to historical tribal fishing grounds, old growth forests, unique and valuable estuarine and forest wetlands, salt marshes, coastal dunes, and countless birds and other wildlife. Millions of migratory shorebirds visit the area every year.

Over the years, the watershed’s rich resources have been unsustainably extracted and ultimately impaired. Wetlands have been filled, forests leveled, and industrial wastes have entered or been dumped into the waters. The Grays Harbor/Chehalis River Watershed Fund supports community-based organizations dedicated to protecting and restoring the watershed, and honoring the historical uses of the watershed while preserving fish and wildlife so that the Chehalis River Basin will be healthy and productive in perpetuity. Click here to read more about the Grays Harbor/Chehalis River Watershed Fund.


Funding for the Grays Harbor/Chehalis River Watershed Fund is open by invitation only. Please sign up here to receive notifications of future grant opportunities.

Eligibility and Priorities

Click here to see eligibility criteria for a 2016 grant from the Grays Harbor/Chehalis River Watershed Fund.

How To Apply

Click here to review 2016 instructions to apply for a Grays Harbor/Chehalis River Watershed Fund grant.

Grant Reporting Instructions

If your group is awarded a grant, you must provide a final grant report within one year of receiving the money, or before your group can receive additional funding. Click here for the full grant reporting instructions.

Current and Past Grantees

Click here to search for Grays Harbor/Chehalis River Watershed Fund grantees in our interactive online Grants Database.

For More Information

Tim Little, Executive Director
tlittle -at-*
(510) 658-0702 x301


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