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Grants available for volunteer river, stream, and creek cleanups

Agency: Environmental Quality

Jan. 24, 2012                                                                                                             11-0124


For More Information                                          Brad Wurfel, 517-373-7917, 

                                                                William Dimond, 517-241-9565, 



The DEQ and Great Lakes Commission today announced $25,000 in grants available through Michigan's Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program. 

The funding is provided by the DEQ through fees collected from the sale of Michigan's water quality protection license plates. The application deadline is March 12 at 5 p.m.

Michigan's Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program provides small grants to local units of government to help clean and improve Michigan rivers, streams, and creeks. Local units of government may partner with nonprofit organizations or other volunteer groups to carry out the work. There is a 25 percent minimum local match requirement.

The grant application package is available at  Applications are reviewed and assessed by the DEQ and Great Lakes Commission, with final decisions anticipated by late April 2012.

To learn more about the grant program, contact Laura Kaminski, Great Lakes Commission, at 734-971-9135 or  



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