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Northeast Minnesota Program

Minnesota Environmental Partnership

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $180,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2012–September 30, 2014
  • Location St. Paul, MN, United States
  • Geographic Focus Minnesota

About this grant

The Minnesota Environmental Partnership, an independent statewide network of more than 80 groups, has had a long-term commitment to Lake Superior through its Northeast Minnesota Program. With prior Mott support, the partnership raised the profile of Lake Superior as a statewide concern, helped secure funds for Great Lakes’ protection and restoration, improved citizen capacity to protect Great Lakes’ tributaries, worked to maintain policies key to Lake Superior’s long-term health, and sought to increase citizen engagement in the permitting process for Minnesota’s first copper/nickel mine. With renewed support, the grantee will continue these efforts while also building its own organizational capacity as well as strengthening the capacity of partner organizations.