Freshwater Future Happenings

Freshwater Future Happenings

Freshwater Future Grant Applications

Due March 28th, 2008!
Freshwater Future’s Project and Technical Assistance grants offer
assistance for grassroots river, lake, and wetland protection
efforts throughout the Great Lakes. Grants range from $500 to
$5,500 USD for specific project expenses and/or technical
expertise to build your group and improve the success of your
efforts. Visit our website to learn
about eligibility requirements, the types of activities we fund,
past projects, and how to apply!

Advocate Mentor Program Launched!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Advocate Mentor
Program! The Program will be a unique opportunity for new and
experienced advocates to share strategies, approaches and past
experiences on an ongoing basis. We anticipate that the
Program will not only strengthen connections within our
grassroots network, but also allow participants to strengthen
their technology, fundraising and organizational management
skills. For more information about the Advocate Mentor Program
or to apply to become a mentor, please contact Kate Duggan at
(231) 348-8200.

Save the Date!

5th Annual Grassroots Symposium
May 2, 2008 – Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, Ohio
Please plan to join us May 2, 2008 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at
the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio! This year’s sessions will
include “Keeping the Work Positive,”“Campaign Planning,” and a
Restoration Workshop. A special focus of this year’s event will be
the kickoff of our new Advocate Mentor Program. Registration
for the Symposium before March 28th is $40 for members, $65
for non-members. After March 28th, registration for members is
$50 and $75 for non-members. Registration includes all sessions,
breakfast, and lunch. Registration ends April 18, 2008. For more
information, please see or call us at
(231) 348-8200



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West Grand Boulevard Collaborative, & Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.