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General Purposes

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2010–September 30, 2012
  • Location Traverse City, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, a land trust serving a five-county region in northwest lower Michigan, has protected over 33,000 acres and manages 33 nature preserves. In 2009, the conservancy made substantial progress in a number of areas, including: protecting more than 900 additional acres, maintaining over 30 miles of trails and building new trails, becoming a nationally accredited land trust, and operating a very successful volunteer program. With continued general purpose support, the conservancy will maintain its multipronged approach to protecting the land and water resources of its region, which will include an emphasis on preserving lands in key river corridors. The conservancy will also build its own organizational capacity through a variety of means during the grant period.