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Great Lakes Collaboration in New York State

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2023–February 28, 2025
  • Location Buffalo, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus New York

About this grant

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper — based in western New York on the shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario — is one of the largest and most respected conservation organizations in the state. The grantee has a strong presence in the region and uses its voice to bring attention to water quality and climate issues impacting New York and the Great Lakes. The grantee raises public awareness of these issues which has helped advance policies and increase environmental protections of and investments in the Great Lakes. With support from the Mott Foundation, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper will continue to: 1) elevate the profile of western New York in the state; 2) support critical water quality protection efforts; 3) enhance climate resilience, especially in vulnerable coastal communities; and 4) address ongoing threats to the Great Lakes which challenge the region.