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Global Freshwater Team

Nature Conservancy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2006–May 31, 2009
  • Location Arlington, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin

About this grant

Hydrologic alteration, the byproduct of many human activities that modify natural hydrological systems, is considered to be one of the greatest and fastest-growing threats to river ecosystems. At the same time, there are important opportunities in both the Great Lakes and southeastern states to make lasting improvements to programs that protect environmentally beneficial river flows.This grant will enable the Sustainable Waters Program of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to work with TNC state chapters and other non-governmental organizations to develop model water management approaches and apply them in specific Great Lakes and southeastern states.Founded in 1951, TNC is a private, international conservation group. Its mission is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life by protecting the lands and water they need to survive.