GLPI – Great Lakes Protection Initiative Funding
Posted on: January 31, 2020

The Government of Canada has created this initiative to address critical environmental challenges affecting the Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health. The initiative follows commitments that have been addressed under the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Act. There are 8 priority areas for action:

  • Working with others to protect the Great Lakes
  • Restoring Great Lakes Areas of Concerns (AOCs)
  • Preventing toxic and nuisance algae
  • Assessing and enhancing the resilience of Great Lakes coastal wetlands
  • Evaluating and identifying at risk nearshore waters
  • Reducing releases of harmful chemicals
  • Engaging Indigenous Peoples in addressing Great Lakes issues
  • Increasing public engagement through citizen science

Funding is awarded to goals that:

  • Restoring Great Lakes Areas of Concerns
  • Preventing toxic and nuisance algae
  • Reducing
  • of harmful chemicals
  • Engaging Indigenous Peoples in addressing Great Lakes issues

The application period is open until March 3 for all projects except those involving Indigenous groups, the latter application deadline is March 17th.

For any questions or concerns please contact

Samuel Pegg (spegg1@lakeheadu.ca)

 OR Gurpreet Mangat (Gurpreet.Mangat@canada.ca)

For further information please see:

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/great-lakes-protection/funding.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/great-lakes-protection.html

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