- Program Environment
- Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
- Grant Amount $60,000
- Grant Period July 1, 2004–June 30, 2005
- Location St. Paul, MN, United States
- Geographic Focus Minnesota
About this grant
The Minnesota Environmental Partnership was established in 1998 as a clearinghouse and network base for Minnesota environmental and conservation organizations. The partnership currently includes 90 organizations working to coordinate protection and conservation efforts and encourage the exchange of information.Funding will enable the partnership to promote public policies that protect and restore Minnesota’s waters; develop the capacity of member groups; and advocate for the conservation and protection of the Great Lakes. Specific activities will include promoting the full funding of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program; beginning a 10-year plan to repair leaking septic systems across the state; providing members with direct services such as message development, public relations and media outreach; engaging local citizens in environmental issues; encouraging the participation of groups in northeastern Minnesota in statewide efforts; and addressing the training needs of member groups.Recent accomplishments included developing and launching a four-year initiative, "Healthy Waters," to achieve lasting improvements in the health of Minnesota’s surface water and groundwater; and opening a regional office to coordinate and build the capacity of conservation organizations working in the Lake Superior basin.