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Spring 2017 Ripple Effect Grant Applications Being Accepted

Paddle Antrim is accepting applications for their bi-annual Ripple Effect Mini Grant Program. This competitive grant program funds projects that protect the waterways and connect people to them. Potential projects must focus on stewardship, education, or increasing accessibility to the lakes and rivers.

“There are so many wonderful existing and emerging projects that are being implemented by other non-profits and local governments,” says Deana Jerdee, executive director. “This grant program provides a great way for us to help achieve our mission by collaborating with other organizations instead of duplicating efforts.”

To date, Paddle Antrim has awarded almost $10,000. Examples of past projects include a kayak slide in Alden, water quality testing equipment, and a hands on stream table. Projects must be focused on the Elk River Chain of Lakes watershed or adjacent watersheds which impact Antrim County. Eligible applicants include Michigan-based non-profit organizations or governmental entities.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday May 12, 2017 to be considered. More information can be found online at www.paddleantrim.com/ripple-effect.