Grant Writing: The Environmental Protection Agency has developed an interactive software tool on the grant writing process that can assist folks in writing their grant applications. While the program focuses on federal and EPA grants, individuals and grassroots organizations can find useful information and tips on writing a grant proposal, references filled with resources and contacts about other grant programs, an example of a good, completed grant application, and a mock grant writing activity.
This site provides information on projects, workshops, conferences, and publications on stormwater management in Ontario. The primary objectives of the SWAMP program are to evaluate the performance of stormwater management technologies according to design and compliance parameters, and to disseminate study results and recommendations within the stormwater management industry.
This website is but one of River Network’s totally revamped website. It is stocked with information on a wide range of issues for today’s grassroots river groups, including fundraising and organizational development, river monitoring, protection and restoration, publications, downloadable photos and clip art, and links to other organizations.
This new site from the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission allows you to get acquainted with some of the most notable invasive (non-native) plants that are expanding their populations in the Great Lakes Basin. The site includes a photo gallery, GIS mapping interface, and species information.

Project WET workshops can be found at:

If you want to know what types of pollutants are being released in your Canadian neighbourhood, and how your community ranks compared to other communities in Canada as far as pollution is concerned, visit the Pollution Watch Website at:

New Website! The Lake Ontario LaMP has a new website: read about Lake Ontario and LaMP activities; find reports and fact sheets; and learn about upcoming meetings and opportunities to participate. Visit: -or-

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a website at that contains information on water degradation, TMDLs, satellite imagery to aid lake research, bog-stained water, use of volunteers, and lots of other environmental issues. There is also a list of upcoming training events and updates on issues, legislation, compliance, etc.

Great Lakes Ecosystem Report 2000: This is the 6th Biennial Progress Report to the IJC, Congress, and the citizens of the Great Lakes Basin on actions taken by the United States to protect and restore the Great Lakes ecosystem. It is available online at or through the U.S. EPA-GLNPO at (312) 886-3857, fax (312) 353-2018.


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