2017 Fall Project Grants

2017 Fall Project Grants

Blacks in Green

Amount: $2000

Project Title: Community Benefits Agreement work for land and water accountability to Obama-Library neighbors

Project Description: Grant funds will assist Blacks In Green to work on the Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreement process to address impacts of constructing and operating the library – including shoreline modifications, chemical fertilizers, and water retention ponds.


Coalition to Save the Menominee River, Ltd

Amount: $1500

Project Title: Building Voices for the Protection of Aquatic Habitat on the Menominee River

Project Description: The Coalition to Save the Menominee River will use grants funds to help build their base of advocates who will participate and take action on issues protecting their water – the Menominee River.


Highway J Citizens Group

Amount: $2750

Project Title: Grassroots Initiative to Stop an Environmentally-Destructive Road Expansion Project in Wisconsin

Project Description: Highway J Citizens Group will use funds to continue their efforts to stop wetland destruction from the proposed Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Highway 164 four lane expansion in Washington and Waukesha Counties.


Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy

Amount: $2000

Project Title: The Lake Superior Shoreline Stewardship Project

Project Description: Through the “Shoreline Stewards” project, Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy will use funds to establish a network of volunteers who will act as experts in cottage lot use – from proper maintenance of septic systems to knowledge of native vegetation for shorelines and more.



Amount: $2750

Project Title: Oppose PolyMet Sulfide Mine State Permits

Project Description: WaterLegacy will use funding to protect Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters from mining impacts. They will engage citizens through tabling, media and contacts to participate in the permitting process.

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