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Great Lakes Protection Fund Board of Directors

Active dates:1989-
Function: Awards grants to support projects that protect and restore the Great Lakes.
History: The Great Lakes Protection Fund was established in 1989 by the governors of eight states bordering the Great Lakes. The governors of the Great Lakes states pledged $97 million to create the Fund to help protect and restore their shared Great Lakes resources. It is a private, nonprofit corporation and a permanent environmental endowment that supports collaborative actions to improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. The Fund is the first private, permanent endowment created to benefit a specific ecosystem.

Membership: 16 members; Each governor appoints 2 members to serve two-year terms.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1989-2009.
Record last updated: 04/18/2016

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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