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Date: January 2, 2020
Contact: FWAC Board of Directors, info@fireweatheravalanche.org

LA GRANDE, OR—The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center (FWAC) has been awarded a $9,000 grant from The Wildhorse Foundation of Pendleton, Oregon. This is an important day in FWAC's history to receive this funding for specific projects that we want to accomplish. While FWAC's outreach extends across the Western U.S., for our flagship Wildfire Map and SnøStorm Dashboards, there are several projects we intend to build and test locally. The Wildhorse Foundation donates in excess of $1 million every year to local programs and services that benefit their giving area and FWAC is proud to be a grantee.

The grant funded the purchase of an incident response utility trailer that will be used to conduct research and gather information related to public safety. The trailer will carry technical equipment and recreation vehicles to assist in operations by the center. Additionally, the grant supports the purchase of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to enhance information gathering and dissemination of videos to the public. Look for the results of new projects to be revealed in 2020 and beyond!

The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing proprietary and user-friendly products, services, and information to the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. More information is available on our website at www.fireweatheravalanche.org or contact us via email at info@fireweatheravalanche.org.

The Wildhorse Foundation is managed by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) in partnership with Wildhorse Resort & Casino.

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