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General Purposes

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2020–June 30, 2022
  • Location St. Paul, MN, United States
  • Geographic Focus Minnesota

About this grant

The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy has been a legal and scientific voice for Minnesota’s environment since 1974. The grantee’s team of lawyers and environmental scientists work on environmental issues across all branches of government. With this grant, the grantee seeks to defend existing programs, laws and regulations; improve water quality to ensure that Lake Superior and Minnesota waters are swimmable, drinkable and fishable; make Minnesota a leader in reducing climate change causing greenhouse gases; and forge alliances with underserved communities to combat toxic pollution. The grantee has added staff in Duluth who will work with an advisory team to protect Lake Superior. In the coming years, the grantee will work diligently to expand the constituencies they represent to advance equity and support underserved communities. The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy will also work closely with Native American tribes to protect resources and defend tribal sovereignty.