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Great Lakes Water Quality Project

National Wildlife Federation

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $500,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2008–December 31, 2009
  • Location Reston, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

The National Wildlife Federation, a national environmental group with a longtime presence in the Great Lakes region, will continue to work with partner organizations to help implement the Clean Water Act and related policies throughout the Great Lakes basin. In recent years, the federation has helped establish more protective standards for mercury pollution, develop new state-level policy for ballast water discharges, and establish protective rules for the mining of sulfide-based ores. With continued Mott support, the federation will maintain and expand such work. Activities will include: monitoring implementation of existing water quality standards and ballast water discharge rules; promoting improved wetland protections; and holding proposed sulfide mining activities around Lake Superior to the highest standards.