Since 1996, GLAHNF has been making small grants to grassroots community initiatives to protect our lakes, streams, wetlands, and shorelines. With each new set of applications we are impressed and inspired by the wide range of citizen initiatives working to protect aquatic habitats across the Great Lakes Basin. The decision-making process was again difficult because there were many more proposals worthy of funding than there were funds available. “With 74 proposals to chose from, finding projects worthy of funding was the easy part,” said Jill Ryan, GLAHNF Director. We are pleased to announce there were 14 outstanding projects which were awarded GLAHNF funds for the Spring 2003 grant cycle. To read summaries of these projects please visit http://www.glhabitat.org/fundsum.html#spring2003.