2012 Fall Climate Grants

2012 Fall Climate Grants

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

Amount: $ 4650

Project Title: Climate Change and Beach Conservation

Project Description: The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation will undertake a project to increase the resiliency of dune ecosystems to climate change impacts by educating beach managers, and municipal and community leaders in coastal communities about the vulnerability of this coastal type to climate change and the need for beach management practices that promote conservation. The project will also identify and plan dune restoration activities at two beach sites on Lake Huron; work with local schools to educate students on the need for dune conservation; and involve students in restoration activities.

 

Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Inc.

Amount: $ 5000

Project Title: Adapting to Climate Change: Implementation of Municipal Conference Recommendations on Floodplain Risks

Project Description: Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Inc. will partner with the NEW Wilderness Alliance to engage residents of the urban floodplain of the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin in advocacy for policies and best management practices to reduce neighborhood vulnerability to flooding from climate induced storms.

 

Izaak Walton League of America, John W. McCabe Chp

Amount: $ 5000

Project Title: Engaging Citizens in Civic Action to Promote Climate Resiliency for Duluth Streams

Project Description: The Izaak Walton League of America, W.J. McCabe Chapter will partner with the St. Louis River Alliance to engage community groups and individuals in advocating for climate resiliency in the recovery and restoration of Duluth’s streams.  This project will prepare citizens to effectively advocate for permanent change in the way the City of Duluth protects, manages, and restores its streams and ensures resiliency to climate change by providing information and tools to support citizen efforts to insure that climate adaptation is included in local decision making and plans for stream recovery.

 

St. Louis River Alliance

Amount: $ 5000

Project Title: Engaging Citizens in Civic Action to Ensure Climate Resiliency for Duluth Streams

Project Description: The St. Louis River Alliance will partner with the W.J. McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America to engage community groups and individuals in advocating for climate resiliency in the recovery and restoration of Duluth’s streams.  This project will prepare citizens to effectively advocate for permanent change in how the City of Duluth protects, manages, and restores its streams and ensures their resiliency to climate change by providing information and tools to support citizen efforts to insure that climate adaptation is included in local decision making and plans for stream recovery.

 

Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Amount: $ 5000

Project Title: Using Local Hazard Mitigation Plans to Leverage Funds fir Wetland Restoration

Project Description: Wisconsin Wetlands Association will research, write, and distribute an outreach tool on use of local hazard mitigation plans to leverage funding and community support for wetland and floodplain restoration, particularly in urban areas.  The objective of this project is to encourage greater collaboration between local hazard and emergency managers, floodplain managers, land use planners, and wetland and wildlife conservation managers on wetland protection and restoration projects that will improve community resilience to climate related flooding.

 

FLOW Canada

Amount: $ 4500

Project Title: Climate Change Adaptation Measures for the Great Lakes Basin

Project Description: The Forum for Leadership on Water will work to reduce climate change induced phosphorus loading to the Grand River watershed in the Lake Erie Basin by evaluating the impact of climate change on phosphorus loading in the Basin, and then working with the Grand River Conservation Authority to present their findings and work with the Authority to identify Best Management Practices (BMPs) and policies to reduce those impacts at the municipal and watershed levels. FLOW will also work with the Province of Ontario to encourage funding and implementation of a phosphorus reduction strategy using the Great Lakes Protection Act and community funding mechanisms.

 

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