2011 Spring Project Grants

2011 Spring Project Grants

Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance

Amount: $2500

Project Title: Developing An Alternative Vision for the Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Region

Project Description: The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance will develop an alternative vision for the Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Region that will include the preparation of a visual simulation of proposed development, a review of alternatives for hotel and marina sites, and the c

 

WaterLegacy

Amount: $3000

Project Title: Civic Advocacy Project

Project Description: WaterLegacy’s integrated Civic Advocacy Project is designed to preserve Minnesota’s outstanding freshwater resource.  The Civic Advocacy Project will combine grassroots organizing, education and mobilization, training of citizens, and technical and legal

 

Protect JKP

Amount: $3000

Project Title: Protect and preserve our natural resources by ensuring adherence to Federal regulations.

Project Description: In 2008 the National Park Service approved a conversion of Jean Klock Park (JKP) acreage on Lake Michigan for 3 holes of a privately owned golf course in the dunes and wetlands – which are the outstanding ecological features of the park.  The objective of

 

Concerned Citizens of Big Bay

Amount: $2500

Project Title: Advocate, Educate, Legislate, and Litigate

Project Description:

 

Concerned Citizens of Seneca County

Amount: $1500

Project Title: Mega-Landfill Waste Impacts to Water Quality and Climate Change

Project Description: The over-arching goal of this project is to increase community involvement and understanding of the environmental and health aspects associated with mega-landfills – with a special focus on water quality and climate change related impacts.  Over the cours

 

Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Amount: $3000

Project Title: Protect the Boundary Waters from Toxic Sulfide Mining Pollution

Project Description: The Boundary Waters, Minnesota’s pristine wilderness area, was established as a protected wilderness in 1978.  Every year more than 250,000 people travel to its remote lakes and forests to canoe, hike, camp and fish.  Yet the Boundary Waters are facing th

 

Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association

Amount: $2500

Project Title: Helping Lake Erie via a new web site and Lake Erie Improvement Forum

Project Description: The Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper program is expanding to become the Lake Erie Waterkeeper, which will encompass all of Lake Erie and many of its tributaries.  The new Lake Erie Waterkeeper website will include social networking, petitions, mapping links, etc.

 

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