2009 Technology Assistance

2009 Technology Assistance

Adirondack Communities Advisory League

Amount: $3500

Project Title: Clean Water Act Citizens' Suit Continuation to Protect moose Creek

Project Description: Adirondack Communities Advisory League of Cambridge, New York was awarded $3,500 to assist with legal advice to address excessive sediment and other pollutants entering the trout-spawning stream of Moose Creek from a landfill.

 

Native American Educational Technologies (NAET)

Amount: $3000

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: Native American Educational Technologies works to ensure protection of the clean water and native plants and animals that sustain our way of life. To meet that goal, their short term goal is to build a grassroots media access web site and ability to use multi-media images to share news and information with other activists and with a regional audience in the Lake Superior Bio-region. Funds will be used to build a website and purchase two computers and software.

 

 

Friends of Jean Klock Park

Amount: $1400

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: Friends of Jean Klock Park is an all volunteer, charitable organization that advocates for wetlands protection and restoration. They communicate the importance of wetlands, lakes and rivers in relation to the Great Lakes basin by educating the local publi

 

Highway J Citizens Group

Amount: $1700

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: Since 1999, the Highway J Citizens Group has been conducting a well-organized, grassroots initiative to stop the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Highway 164 four-lane expansion project.  They recently scored a major legal victory when the district court issued a favorable decision on their continuing federal lawsuit, which, if upheld on appeal, will protect precious wetland areas, primary environmental corridors, river crossings and nearby lakes where several endangered and threatened animal and plant species live.  The award will be used to purchase a video camera, computer, and software.

 

Kalamazoo River Sturgeon for Tomorrow

Amount: $1550

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: The Kalamazoo River Sturgeon for Tomorrow was founded to support 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.   Funds will be used to develop a website and for hardware and software needs.

 

 

Northwest Michigan Onsite Wastewater Taskforce

Amount: $2160

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: Northwest Michigan Onsite Wastewater Task Force provides education which increases 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. Funds will be used to purchase a computer, software, backup drive, projector, and printer.

 

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation

Amount: $2499

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: Michigan Citizen’s for Water Conservation is working to help other communities in Michigan and elsewhere, to educate the public on protecting its water, the importance of the public trust, stopping the sale and diversions of waters of the Great Lakes, correct the loopholes in the Great Lakes Compact and in Michigan water law, and to continue to help the citizens in Evart, Michigan. Funds will be used to re-vamp their website and purchase a projector, computer, donation database and external hard drive.

 

Blanchard River Watershed Partnership

Amount: $1500

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to foster responsible land use, recreation, improvement of water quality, and the protection and enhancement of the value of their watershed. The BRWP has grown significantly over the past three years and has started to collect data, do water quality monitoring, stream observation walks, and establish a network of relationships collaborating on protection and restoration efforts. Funds will be used for the development of a web site to post data and information useable by others involved in implementing their projects.

 

Clean Wisconsin

Amount: $4500

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: Clean Wisconsin works to protect, improve, and sustain Wisconsin’s clean water and air. They accomplish this through advocating for Wisconsin’s clean water and air, holding Wisconsin politicians, polluters, and regulatory agencies accountable, educating Wisconsin residents, media, and government policy makers, and forging stronger alignment across environmental advocacy groups and environmental philanthropists with interest in Wisconsin. Funding will be used to improve infrastructure related to their membership database management, improve their rapidly developing website, update computer workstations to run the latest versions of software, and provide better remote access.

 

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Watershed Association

Amount: $2043

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: The purchase of a computer, software from tech soup, a back up drive, a projector, and a Dell laser fax/scanner/ printer.

 

Save the Wild UP

Amount: $2500

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: Save the Wild UP is a Marquette-based, grassroots organization with deep concerns about the economic, social, and environmental impacts of nonferrous mining. Core to their work is public outreach and education. Funding will be used to purchase two computers and hire a consultant to assist with their database.

 

Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance

Amount: $2188

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: The SDCA is a coalition of individuals and organizations working to protect the environmental resources of the Saugatuck Dunes and Lower Kalamazoo River watershed.  The SDCA is currently focusing its efforts on preserving and protecting the 500 plus acres of the former Denison property and recently acquired adjacent lands.  Through local, township, county, state and federal advocacy and public education efforts, the SDCA works to inform public officials and citizens about existing laws and regulations as well as proposed zoning changes.  Funds will be used to purchase a computer, software, hard drive, and hire a consultant to assist with their membership database.

 

West Creek Preservation Committee

Amount: $2065

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: West Creek Preservation Committee works to conserve, protect and enhance the natural, historical and recreational resources of the West Creek watershed and vicinity through the protection and restoration of natural lands and the development of a greenway and recreational trail network, providing an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations. Accomplishments include protecting 500 acres of urban greenspace, restore miles of Lake Erie tributary, change local policy, protect historical landmarks, and provide a multiple use and regionally connecting recreational trail. Funds will be used to purchase a computer, software, and GPS.

 

Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association

Amount: $3545

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: The Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association serves the Great Lakes warmest, shallowest, most biologically productive waters.    WLEWA has a growing membership and involvement in the West Erie watershed and has been successful with an annual conference, canoe/kayaking outing, and advocating for the waters and fish. Technology funds will be used to purchase a computer, software, projector, hard drive, video recorder, and camera. Insight funds will be used to develop a fundraising and membership plan.

 

 

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, Inc.

Amount: $1600

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve was created in 1995 by a group of local citizens concerned about unchecked logging and property division activities. Our mission is to preserve and protect the Yellow Dog River and surrounding watersheds for the benefit of present and future generations through grassroots organizing. Funds will be used to purchase a computer, software, and GPS.

 

 

Friends of the Jordan River Watershed

Amount: $3250

Project Title: Technology Grant Opportunity

Project Description: Threats to the water resources of the Jordan River Watershed and to Northern Michigan’s great watersheds grow with population increase, resource extraction and increased demand for fresh water.  In order to protect area land and water resources Friends of the Jordan River Watershed work to educate the community, influence citizen action and keep corporations and stake-holders honest. Fund will be used to purchase a video camera and computer to produce high quality videos for broadcast on the internet and public access television.

 

St Joseph River Watershed Initiative

Amount: $1000

Project Title: Building Strategic Marketing and Fundraising Capacity for Watershed Protection

Project Description: The St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative works to improve water quality in the St. Joseph River Watershed by promoting economically and environmentally compatible land uses and practices.

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