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NEMIGLSI offered $20K challenge grant; seeking new donors

The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI) announced that the nonprofit has been offered a $20,000 Great Stewards Challenge Grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust.

Per the terms of the grant, the Trust will award $20,000 to NEMIGLSI if at least $20,000 is raised from new donors, doubling the impact of their contributions.

“Whether it’s engaging youth in natural resource stewardship, providing professional learning opportunities for teachers or building relationships among community partners and educators, everything that the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative does is made possible by our supporters,” said Meag Schwartz, NEMIGLSI network coordinator. “Their support of our teachers and youth, especially during this time, makes place-based education happen right here in our northeast Michigan communities. We are very grateful to the Great Lakes Fishery Trust for this opportunity and we are confident that people will step up to meet this challenge.”

New donors will essentially double their donation thanks to the Trust’s dollar-for-dollar match. Spanning nine counties (Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Cheboygan, Iosco, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego, and Presque Isle), the NEMIGLSI is a network of more than 100 community and education partners with the common mission of protecting the Great Lakes and environmental resources of northeast Michigan through hands-on, place-based stewardship education in and with the community. Every year, thanks to support from NEMIGLSI, 20% of northeast Michigan’s youth engage in natural resource stewardship projects in the region. Learn more about the NEMIGLSI network and place-based stewardship education in northeast Michigan at www.nemiglsi.org. Make a secure contribution at ​support.nemiglsi.org​.

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