Paddle Antrim recently awarded $3,000 to three projects that benefit Northern Michigan’s waterways through their Ripple Effect Mini-Grant Program.
“We are so excited to support these great projects. Our Ripple Effect grant program provides a wonderful way for us to expand our impact by funding projects that support our mission of protecting our waterways and connecting people to these amazing waters through paddling” says Deana Jerdee, Paddle Antrim’s Executive Director. The awards are for the following projects:
- The Village of Bellaire was awarded $1,500 toward the initial planning to develop a non-motorized boat launch at Richardi Park.
- Conservation Resource Alliance was awarded $1,000 for development of a new recreational access site on the Jordan River at Old State Road.
- Three Lakes Association was awarded $500 for a water quality study on Torch Lake, Clam Lake, and Lake Bellaire.
Paddle Antrim’s Ripple Effect Mini-Grant Program awards grant to local non-profit and governmental organizations whose projects align with their mission to protect the water resources and enhance the economic vitality of the region through stewardship, education, improved water trail access and promotion of the waterways. The next round of funding will be in November 2017. To learn more about Paddle Antrim, the Ripple Effect grant program or the Chain of Lakes Water Trail, please visit www.paddleantrim.com.