Protect the fund that protects our state's waters
Projects like this are all over the state in places we all love to visit.
Riparian areas are the most popular recreation sites because they offer so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors â€“ hiking, fishing, camping, swimming and birding. These touristy places are critical to our state’s economy.
AWPF projects really make a difference
Funding also available for fire restoration
We have the skills, we have the program infrastructure and we can provide funds for recovery. Save the fund so that we can restore the forests damaged by wildfires.
Wallow Fire - photo courtesy of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Rodney Held, AWPF Executive Director
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site dedicated to saving the Arizona Water Protection Fund. Resources on this site will help you learn about the budget issues we are facing and the actions you can take to save the fund.
In 2011, the Legislature voted to permanently eliminate the program's ability to receive general fund appropriations for grant awards.
As it stands now, the AWPF Commission does not have the ability to award new grant projects, and unless an appropriation is made, riparian resources in Arizona will continue to suffer.
Funding is also needed for ADWR to continue administering the 26 complex, multi-year projects that are currently underway.
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