Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New From The Great Lakes Regional Collaboration

Dec 10: As announced during the Annual Meeting, the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (GLRC) [See WIMS 12/2/08], the website has added information about: A new Great Lakes Botulism Type E Coordination and Response Initiative and the Schedule for a series of Workshops across the Great Lakes in support of the Habitat/Wetlands Initiative. The website also contains the most recent status of all of the GLRC Initiatives. GLRC indicated it will publishing a summary of the meeting which should be posted on the website in the near future. The next GLRC Public Call meeting is scheduled for March 17, 2009 at 2 PM CST.

Access the botulism initiative (click here). Access the Habitat/Wetlands workshops schedule (click here). Access the GLRC Initiatives website (click here). Access the GLRC website more information (click here).

Great Lakes Fish & Wildlife Resources Funding

Dec 10: The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking pre-proposals for conservation projects to restore Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources and their habitats through its Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Grants Program for Fiscal Year 2009. The program provides Federal grants on a competitive basis to states, tribes and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources and their habitat in the Great Lakes basin. The projects are funded under authority of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2006. Pre-proposals are due on January 23, 2009.

Access a posted announcement and contact information (
click here). Access more information about the program, the RFP and the pre-proposal form (click here).

Lake Erie Coordinated Science & Monitoring Funding

Dec 9: U.S. EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) is requesting applications for an estimated $500 thousand in funding for the following projects in approximately the amounts indicated: Lake Erie Western Basin Algal Bloom Study ($100,000); Central and Eastern Basin Studies of nearshore/ offshore nutrient fluxes and interactions ($150,000); Lake Erie Bioavailable Phosphorus Studies ($100,000); Lake Erie Basin tillage and nutrient management study ($75,000); and Lake Erie Basin On-Farm Demonstration Projects ($75,000). Applications are due February 2, 2009 and must be postmarked or received by EPA or electronically through by midnight CST.

Access the posted announcement with contact information (click here). Access the Request for Applications (click here).