Great Lakes - Lake Huron Forever Initiative Awards $50,000 to Support Great Lakes Health

The Lake Huron Forever initiative was developed in 2019 by shoreline community foundation and conservation partners from the United States and Canada to advance water quality protection and healthy sustainable communities on both sides of the lake.

Facilitated by Northeast Michigan conservation nonprofit Huron Pines, the Lake Huron partners—Bay Area Community Foundation, Community Foundation Grey Bruce, Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) and Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) are excited to announce the recipients of the first $50,000 of coastal project funding.

Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy in Bay City and the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation in Goderich, Ontario have been awarded funding to support projects that will improve Great Lakes health.

“We know what we do in local communities impacts the greater Lake Huron basin,” said Diane Fong, president and CEO of Bay Area Community Foundation. “The Lake Huron Forever Initiative recognizes this fact and provides an opportunity to bring local projects to scale with partners throughout the Lake Huron region both stateside and in Canada.”

Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy received $15,000 to work with local communities to develop a set of recommendations for amending local ordinances that support green infrastructure to reduce runoff contamination and slow the fast flush of rainwater into Bay County rivers and lakes.

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