Saginaw Area Organizations Receive Funding for Conservation and Education Efforts

SAGINAW, Mich., Aug. 17, 2023 —  The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced 19 grant recipients, earlier this week. The grants totaled roughly $600,000  and are allocated to projects that will support watershed organizations with both conservation and educational efforts. Two Saginaw-based organizations received grant awards — Saginaw Conservation District, which was allocated about $16,000, and Saginaw County Health Department, which received nearly $20,000. After the announcement, state Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw) issued the following statement:

“Out of 52 applicants, two Saginaw organizations will receive funding for the betterment of our community. This is excellent news. It cannot be overstated: We must continue to do all we can to address Michigan’s environmental concerns — both in terms of informing and in terms of conversation. These grants will help continue efforts to combat pollution and the variety of challenges faced right here at home in our waterways.”  

The Watershed Council Support grants are funded under Michigan’s Public Act 166 of 2022. The projects will be completed within a year of receiving the funding. For more information on this grant, check out this release.