2016 Great Lakes Network

2016 Great Lakes Network

National Wildlife Federation

Amount: $1000

Project Title: NWF HOW Conference Sponsor

Project Description: This grant allows the Great Lakes Network to be a sponsor of the Healing Our Waters conference in September 2016.


Save the River (Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper)

Amount: $5000

Project Title: Let the River Run Wilder; with the stroke of two pens

Project Description: Save the River will push for approval and implementation of the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 by the U.S. and Canadian governments. This agreement provides a modem water levels management plan that puts ecosystem health on equal footing with shipping, hydropower production and flood protection.


Green Communities Foundation

Amount: $2648

Project Title: Improving landscape-based water management in Ontario?s Great Lakes basin.

Project Description: Green Communities Foundation will push for changes to Ontario’s land use framework to reduce non-point source pollution and improve the way water is managed on the Ontario landscape. They will do this by working with Anastasia Lintner to prepare submissions for the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review and the proposed runoff volume reduction targets (Through the Low Impact Development Guidance document). They will also lead an engagement strategy to build support for the briefings through means such as communication materials, targeted outreach to key stakeholders and follow up meetings with government officials.


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