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Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network

Conservation Fund

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2014–July 31, 2016
  • Location Arlington, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

The Saginaw Bay drainage basin is home to more than 1.4 million residents in 22 Michigan counties. This freshwater system is compromised by pollution and habitat degradation. The Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network was launched in 1996 to improve waterway health while strengthening surrounding communities. The project is operated by the Conservation Fund, a national organization that seeks to jointly promote conservation and economic development. The grantee’s Michigan office, located in Bay City, oversees the network to help promote economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the Saginaw Bay area. With prior Mott support, the grantee increased the number of regrants made for local projects and also provided technical assistance and opportunities for public engagement. With renewed support, the grantee will continue this work and will also undertake strategic planning and evaluation activities.