2011 Grants — Protecting the Environment
The following is a list of all grants awarded in the last calendar year. In addition, archived grant lists are available at the bottom of the page.
Algoma Township - $3,500www.algomatwp.org
Support to create a safe and accessible connection between the White Pine Trail and the township's Trestle Park.
City of Grand Rapids - $25,000www.grand-rapids.mi.us
Support for a detailed master plan process to understand the transportation, land use, and economic development potential of the Michigan Street corridor.
Freshwater Future - $40,000www.freshwaterfuture.org
Support for a citizen engagement campaign to organize and build grassroots engagement in an effort to keep the Great Lakes Asian carp free and to encourage decision makers to accelerate the completion of planned research.
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks - $75,000www.friendsofgrparks.org
Support for "Parks Alive", a new program to reclaim and sustain parks through volunteer support while growing sponsorship opportunities that encourage people to stay and play.
Grand Traverse County - $250,000www.co.grand-traverse.mi.us
Support for the removal of three Boardman River dams and the modification of a fourth, restoring the flow of this cold-water river into Lake Michigan at Traverse City.
Grand Valley Metropolitan Council - $8,200www.gvmc.org
Support for the creation and implementation of a business plan related to the startup of the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds.
Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy - $50,000www.heartofthelakes.org
Support for the final phase of "Advancing Conservancy Excellence", a program to increase the pace, quality, and permanence of land conservation by ensuring successful national accreditation for a majority of Michigan's land conservancies.
Lowell Area Recreational Authority - $2,300www.lowellareatrailway.org
Support for a master planning effort to develop a route to connect LARA's Phase I trail with the regional Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trails.
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway - $56,000www.outdoordiscoverycenter.org
Support for Phase II of the "Building a Sustainable Future" campaign, a three-phase capital campaign designed to increase program capacity by improving facilities and visitor access to nature.
Scenic Michigan - $1,350www.scenicmichigan.org
Support for a comprehensive Michigan sign control guidebook and series of statewide trainings.
Timberland Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, Inc. - $6,000www.natureandpeople.org
Support for the Pigeon River Habitat Improvement project.
Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, Inc. - $50,000www.traversetrails.org
Support for the "Pathways to Sleeping Bear" and Phase I of an effort to construct a 27-mile non-motorized trail in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore called the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.
Trout Unlimited - $21,500www.tu.org
Support to conduct a trout angler survey to provide state-level management data on the status and economic impacts of coldwater and salmonoid species angling, while developing accurate profiles of the state's recreational trout and salmonoid anglers.
West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition - $5,000www.wmtrails.org
Support for updates to the Coalition's trail atlas and the creation of a smartphone application.