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Protecting the Great Lakes

Environmental Defence

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2010–May 31, 2011
  • Location Toronto, Canada
  • Geographic Focus Ontario

About this grant

Based in Toronto, Environmental Defence is a national environmental organization with a demonstrated commitment to improving water quality in the Great Lakes basin. With previous Mott support, Environmental Defence helped implement the Ontario Clean Water Act, foster policy reforms through the review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and advance the Great Lakes Blueprint, an action plan developed by the environmental community. Renewed support will allow the organization to continue to seek innovative, equitable, and cost-effective solutions to Great Lakes water quality problems. Efforts will include engaging in the U.S.-Canada Great Lakes water quality renegotiations, strengthening Ontario’s water policies, and increasing public understanding of Great Lakes issues.