The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has announced its sixth round of Great Lakes Guardian Community funding. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to communities, not-for-profit organizations, Métis and First Nations organizations and municipalities.
Applications are Due November 10th, 2017.
- Protect water quality for human and ecological health (e.g. stream or wetland restoration, stormwater management, outreach and engagement)
- Improve wetlands, beaches and coastal areas (e.g. planting vegetation, habitat rehabilitation, shoreline clean-up events, restoring wetlands using traditional ecological knowledge)
- Protect habitats and species (e.g. planting native plants, creating habitats for wetland wildlife, creating fish spawning beds, restoring traditional harvesting areas)
- Community Involvement, Collaboration and Leverage (e.g. volunteer involvement, youth involvement, training, site tours, collaboration among groups or organizations, in-kind or financial contributions)
- Sound Project Design (e.g. clear and achievable objectives, feasibility, performance measures, experience, expertise, qualifications)
Additional Links and Resources
- Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund
- Application Guide
- Interactive Map of Previously Funded Projects
- Ontario Great Lakes Strategy
- More Lake Superior coastal restoration and protection photos from Debbie King of Pays Plat
Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Great Lakes Advisor Curniss McGoldrick would be glad to answer any questions about the fund. Curniss can be contacted at 807-475-1693 or curniss dot mcgoldrick at ontario dot ca. [email addresses printed on websites attract huge spam volumes, hence Infosuperior’s preceding written email format]