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Great Lakes Water Quality Project

National Wildlife Federation

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • 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, works with partner organizations to help implement the Clean Water Act and related policies throughout the Great Lakes basin. In recent years, the grantee 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. This grant increase will allow the federation to respond to new opportunities to protect Michigan from the impacts of sulfide mining and to bolster a state-level wetlands policy.