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Outreach to New Freshwater Constituencies Project

University of Michigan

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2013–September 30, 2015
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

The University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment seeks to protect the Earth’s resources and promote a sustainable society through research, teaching, and public outreach. Based in Ann Arbor, the university takes a special interest in Great Lakes issues and provides a valuable contribution to the region’s scientific knowledge and skill base. The university also leads nationally recognized programs that promote multicultural engagement in environmental policies and programs. The grantee seeks to leverage this expertise to increase citizen participation in crafting sustainable, innovative solutions to the region’s freshwater problems. With Mott support, the grantee will assist Great Lakes environmental nonprofits in refining face-to-face and online networking and outreach mechanisms, as a way to expand constituencies and strengthen partnerships that advance sustainable, effective Great Lakes policies.