Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions
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Great Lakes Protection Fund Board of Directors
Function: Awards grants to support projects that protect and restore the Great Lakes.
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.
16 members; Each governor appoints 2 members to serve two-year terms.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1989-2009.
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