Small Grants and Scholarship Program

About the Program

The North Bay Watershed Association (NBWA) has worked diligently for more than twenty years on water resource issues that go beyond traditional boundaries to promote stewardship of the North Bay watersheds. The NBWA is proud to sponsor and support local organizations and individuals in our regional community through providing selective local small grants and scholarships. The NBWA is always interested to learn about projects and initiatives that inform, engage, and enhance our north bay watershed communities. Importantly, our projects are encouraged to be developed, piloted, or implemented by a local proponent with a design plan to distribute derivative benefits to the entire region.The NBWA offers two scholarship programs: The Carl Morrison Conference Scholarship which funds registration for a full day NBWA conference and the closing reception (to resume post COVID), and the Watershed Program Scholarship that funds educational opportunities for student groups.

About Carl Morrison

Carl Morrison, long-time friend of the water community, died when his plane went down in a storm over Petaluma as he was flying home from the 2018 North Bay Watershed Association conference. Carl was a family man, man of faith, Marine veteran, and Vice Commander of California’s Civil Air Patrol. He loved flying and shared that love with others. Carl  was active in many important projects and supported a number of water efforts including, his work in helping manage the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management, support of the climate efforts in the Resilient by Design, and his management work as part of the Bay Area Flood Protection Agencies Association.

Carl Morrison

Carl Morrison

One of Carl’s greatest achievements was the assistance he provided in developing  the Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information (AQPI) for Sonoma Water which will greatly improve storm forecasting and water supply decision across the region. Carl lead the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management region’s grant application for the project and had been supporting its implementation. This is his legacy. Carl is remembered as  a good friend to many of us in the North Bay water community.