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General Purposes

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2012–September 30, 2014
  • Location Traverse City, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, a land trust serving a five-county region in northwest lower Michigan, has protected over 36,500 acres and manages 33 nature preserves. In 2011 alone, the grantee made substantial progress in a number of areas, including: protecting more than 1,300 additional acres; building or improving hiking trails on three properties; hosting 110 events, such as public hikes and volunteer workdays; and monitoring the more than 200 conservation easements it holds. With continued general purpose support, the grantee will maintain its multipronged approach to protecting the land and water resources of its region, while also building its own organizational capacity through a variety of means.