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Saginaw Bay Initiative

Nature Conservancy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $500,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2015–March 31, 2017
  • Location Arlington, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

Polluted runoff from land-use practices is a major threat to the health of the Saginaw Bay in Lake Huron, an estuary that the Nature Conservancy, a global conservation group, has identified as a high priority for protection and restoration. To address this problem, the grantee has developed science-based tools that will allow resource managers to determine where to implement agricultural best management practices in the watershed and how much of a given practice to apply to achieve optimal conservation results. With this renewal, the grantee will continue to work with the agricultural community in the Saginaw Bay Watershed to implement such best management practices, which will be aided by major federal support under the Resource Conservation Partnership Program.