2018 Spring Project Grants

2018 Spring Project Grants

People’s Water Board Coalition Detroit

Amount: $1500

Project Title: Great Lakes Bi-National Strategic Meeting: Grassroots and Environmental Organizations for Water Rights

Project Description: The coalitions People’s Water Board and Water Is Life will organize a two-day meeting in Detroit to gather Michigan, Ontario and Quebec groups to plan and build toward solutions to shared concerns about water rights.

Women’s Healthy Environments Network

Amount: $1800

Project Title: Gender and Toxics

Project Description: As Canada reviews many of its environmental laws, through the Chemicals of Mutual Concern process, Women’s Healthy Environments Network will use their expertise in knowledge of vulnerable populations to help understand the role of toxics on health in the Great Lakes.

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation

Amount: $2500

Project Title: Osceola Township Aquifer Monitoring Project

Project Description: Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation will use a digital acoustic groundwater monitoring system to measure groundwater levels where Nestle Waters is currently making water withdrawls. This data will provide baseline for measuring the impacts of withdrawl.

Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative

Amount: $3500

Project Title: Water Impact on Immigrants Event

Project Description: Genesee County Hispanic Latino Collaborative will bring together members of the Hispanic, Chinese and Arab communities of Flint. Together they will plan to address the blackout of information for immigrant populations – specifically in the case of the Flint Water Crisis – by creating a plan for information to be presented in many l language so that non English speaking populations can have access to the same information.

Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour

Amount: $1500

Project Title: GPS Pilot Project: Part of Demographic Study of Inner Harbour Turtle Habitat

Project Description: Through monitoring of turtles and their habitat along part of Kingston’s Inner Harbour shoreline, Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour will be able to provide more detailed information about their habitat and importance of protecting it from a shoreline development has been proposed.

Two Rivers Coalition

Amount: $1500

Project Title: Testing for E. coli to Support River Health

Project Description: Two Rivers Coalition will use grant funds for E. coli sampling to test potentially leaking septic systems. If they find leaking, they will be able to use data with the county health department to address proper septic inspection and the role of septic in contamination of streams.

Coalition to Save the Menominee River, Ltd

Amount: $2500

Project Title: Building Advocacy for the Protection of Fresh Water of the Menominee River

Project Description: Coalition to Save the Menominee River will use grant funds to provide information to people about threats ? potential mining activities ? to the Menominee River so that they may be knowledgeable to take action to protect the river.

Friends of the Black River Forest

Amount: $2500

Project Title: Saving Rare Lake Michigan Dunes and Wetlands

Project Description: Friends of the Black Forest will provide expert testimony and legal review for the preservation of a coastal wetland in Wisconsin from a proposed development.

 

Lake Erie Collective Grants

Tides Canada Initiative Society

Amount: $22000

Project Title: The 2018 Lake Erie Collective Campaign

Project Description: Canadian Freshwater Alliance – a project of Tides Canada Initiatives Society – is working with Freshwater Future Canada and Environmental Defence in implementing an education and engagement strategy to build public momentum for action on Lake Erie in Ontario.

Freshwater Future Canada

Amount: $22000

Project Title: The Lake Erie Collective’s 2018 Campaign

Project Description: Freshwater Future Canada is working with Canadian Freshwater Alliance and Environmental Defence in implementing an education and engagement strategy to build public momentum for action on Lake Erie in Ontario.

Environmental Defence Canada

Amount: $26000

Project Title: The Lake Erie Collective’s 2018 Campaign

Project Description: Environmental Defence is working with Canadian Freshwater Alliance and Freshwater Future Canada in implementing an education and engagement strategy to build public momentum for action on Lake Erie in Ontario.

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