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Lake Superior Water Quality Project

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2014–April 30, 2016
  • Location St. Paul, MN, United States
  • Geographic Focus Minnesota

About this grant

Minnesota has almost 200 miles of shoreline along Lake Superior, with many more miles of waterfront along rivers that drain into the lake. These waterfront properties provide important ecological habitats and also attract vacationers, retirees, families, recreational users, and industries. The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, a statewide nonprofit environmental organization, seeks to balance these uses with the help of legal and scientific information. With previous Mott support, the grantee conducted technical reviews of proposals to mine sulfide-based ores, provided data and analyses to the agencies responsible for managing environmental risks, and helped build citizen awareness. With renewed support, the grantee will continue to protect the Lake Superior basin by ensuring the Clean Water Act requirements are upheld and by helping improve wetland policies, assisting municipalities in updating water protection practices, and helping stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.