2011 Spring Climate Grants

2011 Spring Climate Grants

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network

Amount: $10000

Project Title: Protecting Cayuga Lake’s Creeks from Climate-Change Induced Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Impacts.

Project Description: The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network will undertake a project that will address the impacts warming temperatures will have on promoting the invasion of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and the potential devastation on the Hemlock Forest in the southern Finger Lakes.

 

Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association

Amount: $10000

Project Title: Tree Planting Selection in Changing Weather

Project Description: The Lake Erie Waterkeeper will undertake a project that will address the impacts warming temperatures will have on the expansion of invasive species such as the Emeral Ash Borer and the potential devastation on the tree canopy in the Maumee River Basin.

 

The Ecologos Institute

Amount: $2500

Project Title: Water Hour Ontario Youth Initiative

Project Description: The Ecologos Institute will undertake a project to launch Water Hour Ontario, a province-wide movement of people connecting with powerful personal experiences and feelings about climate change and the impact on water supplies in Ontario.

 

Sierra Club, Great Lakes Project

Amount: $3275

Project Title: Great Lakes, Great Communities Campaign

Project Description: Sierra Club’s Great Lakes, Great Communities Campaign will work with local leaders and community members in the Detroit metropolitan area to identify and implement green infrastructure solutions that reduce storm water runoff and sewage overflows.

 

Concerned Citizens of Seneca County

Amount: $10000

Project Title: Understanding and Adapting to Mega-Landfill Waste Impacts to Climate

Project Description: The Concerned Citizens of Seneca County will undertake a project that will address the impacts that climate change will have on the northern Finger Lakes region.

 

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