Site Preservation Grants
Mount Sentinel Native Grassland Restoration,
U. of Montana HG and PG Club
Brian Steubs, of the University of Montana, was awarded $820 toward the restoration of native grasslands on the face of Mt. Sentinel in Missoula, MT.
Kirkridge Access Project, Watergap HG Club
The Watergap Hang Gliding Club was awarded a matching grant for $1823 toward the Club's required portion of funds needed to support a road on the top of Kirkridge in Stewartsville, NJ.
Snow King Launch Improvement, Jackson Hole Free Flight Club
Kevin and Melanie Pfister of the Jackson Hole Free Flight Club were awarded $787 to conduct launch improvement work at the Jackson Hole, Snow King Launch Site.
Bidwell Park Environmental Review,Town of Chico, CA
In conjunction with Jon Stallman's efforts, the town of Chico, CA, was awarded a grant of $1500 towards efforts to conduct an environmental review of the Bidwell Park Site. This is part of a larger effort to preserve the site and remove references to paragliding from restrictive city ordinances.
Lake Elsinor Legal Assistance Fund,Lake Elsinor Hang Gliding Club
This was a third part of an ongoing effort over the past few years to assist the well known Lake Elsinore Hang Gliding Club raise addidtional site preservation funds of amount of $3121. This endoses the clubs strong efforts continue trying to support the site for future use.
The Dunlap Flight Park Improvement Project,
Bay Area Paragliding Assoc.
A grant award of $2650 was made to the Dunlap CA site for overall improvement of the site for Paragliding. This was done in assistance with much help from the Bay Area Paragliding Assoc.
Mingus Mt. Paragliding Launch Improvements,
Arizona Hang Gliding Association
Mingus Mountain in Arizona was helped with a matching grant of $8000 to complete a launch preservation project and develop the site appropriately to accomodate paragiding. This was coodingated thru Hal Haden and the Arizona Hang Gliding. Assoc.
Education and Safety Grants
Adaptive Paragliding Training Protocol and Development Grant,Utah Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association
In conjunction with Mark Gaskill of the Utah Hang Gliding and Paragliding Assoc., a grant for $3402 was given to support the overall goal of developing and testing a formal paragliding and hang gliding instructional protocol for student pilots with various disabilities.
A matching grant of $1,616 to the US Women's Hang Gliding World Team for entry fee's alone.
- A matching grant of $780 to the US Hang Gliding World Team Comp for entry fees alone.