For the first time, Freshwater Future had an opportunity to help groups with technology needs through a technology grants program funded by the C.S. Mott Foundation. In December 2009, we awarded 16 grants totaling $35,000 in Technology Grant Awards. Below are short descriptions of the work that will be enhanced through technology upgrades.
Blanchard River Watershed Partnership in Findlay, Ohio works to conduct water quality monitoring, stream observation walks, and establish a network of relationships collaborating on protection and restoration efforts.
Clean Wisconsin advocates for Wisconsin’s clean water and air, holding Wisconsin politicians, polluters, and regulatory agencies accountable, educating Wisconsin residents, and aligning environmental advocacy efforts in Wisconsin.
Friends of Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor, Michigan is an all volunteer, charitable organization that advocates for wetlands protection and restoration.
Friends of the Jordan River Watershed in East Jordan, Michigan works to conserve the natural resources and protect the environmental quality of the Jordan River Watershed.
Highway J Citizens Group in Richfield, Wisconsin coordinates a grassroots initiative to protect precious wetland areas, primary environmental corridors, river crossings and nearby lakes where several endangered and threatened animal and plant species live from a highway expansion.
Kalamazoo River Sturgeon for Tomorrow in Kalamazoo, Michigan supports the reestablishment and maintenance of a healthy, self-sustaining lake sturgeon population in the Kalamazoo River system by assisting fisheries managers, promoting public education, furthering scientific research and engaging in other activities consistent with sturgeon rehabilitation.
Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation in Evart, Michigan is working to help communities in Michigan and elsewhere stop the sale and diversions of waters of the Great Lakes and correct the loopholes in water law.
Native American Educational Technologies in Hayword, Wisconsin works to ensure protection of the clean water and native plants and animals that sustain our way of life.
Northwest Michigan Onsite Wastewater Taskforce in Traverse City, Michigan works to increase public awareness of the link between clean drinking water, safe recreational waters, environmentally sustainable surface and groundwater with watershed based, best management practices related to appropriate wastewater systems, technology, treatment and management.
The Pennsylvania Lake Erie Watershed Association in Erie, Pennsylvania is dedicated to the protection, restoration, enhancement, and sustainable development of the Lake Erie Watershed in Pennsylvania.
The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance in Saugatuck, Michigan is a coalition of individuals and organizations working to protect the environmental resources of the Saugatuck Dunes and Lower Kalamazoo River watershed.
St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative in Fort Wayne, Indiana works to improve water quality by promoting economically and environmentally compatible land uses and practices in the St. Joseph River watershed, which stretches across 694,400 acres through six counties in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.
Save the Wild UP in Marquette, Michigan is a grassroots organization with deep concerns about the economic, social, and environmental impacts of mining. Core to their work is public outreach and education.
West Creek Preservation Committee in Parma, Ohio has protected 500 acres of urban greenspace, restored miles of Lake Erie tributaries, changed local policy, protected historical landmarks, and provided a multiple use and regionally connecting recreational trail.
Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association in Maumee, Ohio serves the Great Lakes warmest, shallowest, most biologically productive waters.
Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve in Big Bay, Michigan works to preserve and protect the Yellow Dog River and surrounding watersheds for the benefit of present and future generations through grassroots organizing.