$125,000 in Grant Awards
The Great Lakes Protection Fund is pleased to announce grant awards totaling $125,000 made to project teams working to improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
At its March, 2012 meeting, the Board of Directors awarded 2 grants that further the Fund’s mission to identify, demonstrate, and promote regional action to enhance the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Improving Water Management in the Great Lakes Basin
A grant of up to $75,000 was awarded to a team (comprised of 10 organizations) led by the Great Lakes United to complete a planning and design phase for a project to identify the ecological benefits and explore the financial rationale for pursuing water conservation and green infrastructure practices, and test how this information—when combined with effective knowledge transfer techniques—can drive better water management throughout the Great Lakes basin.
This award furthers the Great Lakes Governors’ priority of adopting sustainable use practices that protect environmental resources and may enhance the recreational and commercial value of our Great Lakes.
Founders Film: A Look Back to Go Forward
A grant of up to $50,000 was awarded to Ravenswood Media to produce a short-format film documenting the Fund’s founding governors, their vision for the Great Lakes, and the steps they took to put that vision into action.