2014 Special Opportunity Grant Awards

2014 Special Opportunity Grant Awards

Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination

Grant Amount: $500

Project Title: Protect the Great Lakes Watersheds from Nuclear Waste Deep Burial Sites

Project Description: In summary, funds are to be used to cover expenses associated with bringing Dr. Gordon Edwards, an international expert on nuclear waste, to Michigan to speak during the reopening of the public comment period over the draft EIS process for the proposed site.

 

Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy

Grant Amount: $5000

Project Title: Protecting Lake Superior through Land and Watershed Protection

Project Description: Funds awarded will be used to provide educational work regarding Lake Superior to the C.S. Mott Foundation board of trustees.

 

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve

Grant Amount: $500

Project Title: Web Site and Outreach

Project Description: Funds will be used to make improvements to Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve’s web site to improve outreach, connect with volunteers and members, and update donor tracking capabilities.

 

Norwood Township Citizens for Health and Safety

Grant Amount: $500

Project Title: Technical Assistance on Environmental Impacts of Mining for Norwood Township Citizens

Project Description: Funds will be used to support fees associated with payment to Chris Grobbel, environmental expert to testify on the behalf of Norwood Township Citizens for Health and Safety, in their attempt to prevent a 33 food wide access road from being built through a wetland.

 

EcoSuperior Environmental Programs

Grant Amount: $1000

Project Title: Using Technology for Public Outreach on Renewable Energy

Project Description: EcoSuperior is set to use the funds to assist in the purchase of a Heliocentris Clean Energy Trainer. This will help expand their education outreach In school programs by providing hands on learning for students about renewable energy.

 

North Oakland Community Headwaters Land Conservancy

Grant Amount: $500

Project Title: Efforts to Recruit and Attract Major Donors and Board Members through Working to Secure Land Scheduled for Developement

Project Description: Funds will be used to recruit and attract Major Donors and Board Members while working quickly to secure land that is scheduled to be developed that is home to a newly endangered species.

 

Coal Tar Free America

Grant Amount: $500

Project Title: Travel Support to the Village of Winnetka to be a Source of Information on the Science of Coal Tar Research and Engineering of Pavement Preservation.

Project Description: Tomas Ennis will use the funds to cover transportation costs to the Village of Winnetka as a source of information on the science of coal tar research and the engineering of pavement preservation.

 

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