2017 Spring Project Grants

2017 Spring Project Grants

Front 40

Amount: $3500

Project Title: Technical Review of Aquila Resources Wetlands Permit for Back Forty Project

Project Description: Front 40 will use funding to complete a technical review for Aquila Resources open pit mine wetlands permit. The assistance will help them understand and develop questions for the Department of Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency during the permitting process.

 

Michigan United

Amount: $2510

Project Title: Sacrifice Zone: What?s in the Water we Drink?

Project Description: To address concerns of foul-smelling water and pipes that often break adjacent to an industrial facility, Michigan United will use funds to have water tested in homes and the Rouge River to learn if their water is in fact contaminated.

 

Native American Educational Technologies, Inc.

Amount: $3500

Project Title: Emergency Action: Save the Wisconsin Metallic Sulfide Mining Moratorium

Project Description: Wisconsin is on the verge of rolling back the Metallic Sulfide Mining Moratorium. Native American Educational Technologies will use funding to live-stream video broadcast all actions related to this effort, as well as produce information to the tribes and their neighbors to inform them and encourage them to participate.

 

People’s Water Board Coalition Detroit

Amount: $3000

Project Title: Travel and Hosting Support for International Social Movement Gathering on Water

Project Description: People?s Water Board of Detroit is co-sponsoring the 2nd International Gathering of Social Movements on Water. Funding will support this event, which brings together local, regional, national and international groups working on the human right to clean, accessible, affordable water and preservation of water sources. Through providing assistance to low income, resource-limited participants, this grant will help facilitate well rounded representation at the event.

 

Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network Inc

Amount: $2000

Project Title: Pike River Streambank Restoration at Petrifying Springs Park: Public Targeted Advocacy Tours

Project Description: To aid in the Kenosha County Parks Department?s large-scale streambank restoration project on the Pike River, Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network will use funds to lead tours of the sites, increasing citizen engagement and action on the restoration project, as well as future projects.

 

White Lake Environmental Network

Amount: $2000

Project Title: Creating an Interactive Decision-Making Tool for Citizen Advocacy on White Lake?s Contaminated Sites

Project Description: White Lake Environmental Council will use funds to work with a contractor to develop an online tool to house tracking information on property ownership, zone permits, alterations to remedial plans, and NPDES permits so that community input and decision makers have the same information.

 

Lake Erie Collaborative Grants

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Amount: $70000

Project Title: Lake Erie Collective

Project Description: Alliance for the Great Lakes will take part in the collaborative grant with Freshwater Future, Ohio Environmental Council, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, Environmental Defence, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and National Wildlife Federation include strengthening regional communications on Lake Erie.

 

Environmental Defence Canada

Amount: $41400

Project Title: The Lake Erie Collective’s 2017 Campaign

Project Description: Environmental Defence’s part in the collaborative grant with Freshwater Future, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, Ohio Environmental Council, and National Wildlife Federation includes implementing a communications and engagement strategy to build public momentum for action on Lake Erie in Ontario.

 

Freshwater Future Canada

Amount: $10000

Project Title: The Lake Erie Collective’s 2017 Campaign

Project Description: Freshwater Future Canada’s part in the collaborative grant with Freshwater Future, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Environmental Defence, Ohio Environmental Council, and National Wildlife Federation includes building its database of Lake Erie supporters.

 

Michigan League of Conservation  Voters

Amount: $67500

Project Title: Lake Erie Collective

Project Description: Michigan League of Conservation Voter’s part in the collaborative grant with Freshwater Future, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, Environmental Defence, Michigan League of Conservation Voters and National Wildlife Federation includes determining a strategy for achieving policy goals in Michigan (as identified in the proposal) thought legislative and state executive action.

 

National Wildlife Federation

Amount: $15000

Project Title: Lake Erie Collective

Project Description: National Wildlife Federation’s part in the collaborative grant with Freshwater Future, Ohio Environmental Council, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, Environmental Defence, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Alliance for the Great Lakes includes strengthening regional communications on Lake Erie

 

Ohio Environmental Council

Amount: $32500

Project Title: The Lake Erie Collective’s 2017 Campaign

Project Description: Ohio Environmental Council’s part in the collaborative grant with Freshwater Future, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, Environmental Defence, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and National Wildlife Federation includes determining a strategy for achieving policy goals in Ohio (as identified in the proposal) through legislative and state executive action.

 

Tides Canada Initiative Society

Amount: $30000

Project Title: The Lake Erie Collective’s 2017 Campaign

Project Description: Canadian Freshwater Alliance, a project of Tides Canada Initiatives Society’s part in the collaborative grant with Freshwater Future, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Environmental Defence, Ohio Environmental Council, and National Wildlife Federation includes implementing an education and engagement strategy to build public momentum for action on Lake Erie in Ontario.

 

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