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Great Lakes Water Quality Project

National Wildlife Federation

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2012–December 31, 2013
  • Location Reston, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

A healthy Great Lakes ecosystem is essential to supporting the 40 million people in the region who rely on the waterways for drinking water, food, jobs, and recreation. The National Wildlife Federation, a national environmental group, works with local partners to keep the Great Lakes clean by helping states improve and implement the Clean Water Act and related policies. With Mott support, the grantee’s prior efforts resulted in higher water quality standards, increased wetlands protections, greater attention to controlling invasive species, and more public engagement in Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement processes. With renewed support, the grantee will build on this work while seeking to address nonpoint source pollution, reduce environmental risks associated with the mining of sulfide-based ores, and address other priority Great Lakes issues as they emerge.