Innovation Grant

Minnesota’s cherished lakes and rivers face many pressing challenges. Lake Associations play a local and important role in protecting individual bodies of water. Even with the best of intent and greatest ideas lake associations often lack the funding needed to implement improvement projects. Conservation Minnesota and Molson Coors want to help, that’s why we’re sponsoring our first-ever Innovation Challenge! 

With support from Molson Coors, Conservation Minnesota will award a $1000 grant to one Minnesota Waters association in each of our four membership levels (under 50, 51–150, 152–300, and 300+ members). Project work should be completed by fall 2021. Associations must be in good standing with Minnesota Waters and submit the grant application by September 28, 2020. Conservation Minnesota will then review proposals and announce winners in October.

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