EGLE gives watershed grants to UP groups
MARQUETTE, MI— Three Upper Peninsula groups have received money from the state to support watershed conservation and educational efforts.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy awarded Watershed Council Support grants to 20 groups around the state. Activities funded include environmental outreach to underserved communities, K-12 environmental educational efforts, watershed management planning, farm-based conservation efforts, and establishing buffers to control erosion.
The Mastodon Township Planning Commission in Crystal Falls received $7,720; the Iron County Watershed Coalition in Iron River, $40,000; and Michigan Technological University in Houghton was awarded $40,000.