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Building Citizen Capacity for Freshwater Protection

River Network

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $290,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2012–June 30, 2014
  • Location Boulder, CO, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

Over the past 24 years, River Network has brought together more than 5,000 freshwater organizations to collectively protect and restore the nation’s rivers and waterways. With prior Mott support, the grantee provided a variety of technical assistance services, as well as small grants to build the capacity of freshwater groups working in the Great Lakes and southeastern regions of the United States. In 2011, the grantee also helped conduct a national meeting of intermediary organizations seeking to build the capacity of environmental groups. With this two-year renewal, the grantee will provide a combination of individualized consultation, group training, regrants, and other forms of technical assistance to increase the organizational capacity and effectiveness of watershed groups in the Great Lakes Basin.