Conservation Funding for Northland Nonprofits: Matching Public and Private Dollars

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This session will provide nonprofits with specific practical information on how to access competitive public and private funding for habitat restoration and environmental clean-up work in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.

Representatives from the State of Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Fund (created by the Legacy Amendment), the federally funded Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and the DNR’s Conservation Partners Legacy program will explain their funding programs and take questions. Representatives from local private foundations will also be invited.

Informational presentations will be complemented by a working session in which participants will have the opportunity to present project ideas for immediate feedback and discussion. Working together, presenters and participants will explore potential opportunities to advance project ideas through matching and collaboration.

Kris Larson of the Minnesota Land Trust will open the workshop with an overview of how the Land Trust built upon private and foundation funding to secure million-dollar, mission-driven government contracts.

The event is free, but RSVP is required. Please email your RSVP by Friday, December 7.

The workshop is a collaboration between the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Minnesota Environmental Partnership.

The session will be presented by: Jamie Gangaware, conservation resource specialist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Todd Hogrefe, Great Lakes program director, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Heather Koop, project analyst manager, Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council; and Kris Larson, executive director, Minnesota Land Trust

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