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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sustain Our Great Lakes Workshop/Webinar

Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) is a bi-national grants program administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and funded by ArcelorMittal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The program provides grants to nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, tribes, and educational institutions working to improve watershed health in the Great Lakes basin through habitat restoration, protection and enhancement projects, invasive species control, water quality improvements, and watershed planning and management. Sustain Our Great Lakes is currently inviting applications for competitive funding. The Requests for Proposals are available at www.sustainourgreatlakes.org and applications are due by February 14, 2011. All are welcome to join us for a Workshop to learn more about this funding opportunity. The Workshop will also be broadcast on the internet as a webinar for those outside of Northeast Ohio. WHAT: Sustain Our Great Lakes Workshop & WebinarWHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Workshop: Networking and refreshments - 9:30 a.m.; Program - 10 a.m. Webinar: 10 ? 11 a.m. (Webinar participants login by visiting www.ideastream.org/players/sustain)WHERE: Idea Center at Playhouse Square, 1375 Euclid Ave. in ClevelandRSVP: Attendees are encouraged to register by sending an email with their name, affiliation and event selection (webinar or workshop) to info@sustainourgreatlakes.org by January 18.About Sustain Our Great Lakes:Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) is a unique bi-national grants program administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and funded by ArcelorMittal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The program provides grants to nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, tribes, and educational institutions working to improve watershed health in the Great Lakes basin through habitat restoration, protection and enhancement projects, invasive species control, water quality improvements, and watershed planning and management. Since 2006, Sustain Our Great Lakes has awarded 103 grants worth $12.1 million to 78 different organizations working in all eight States and both Provinces within the Great Lakes Basin. Grantees matched Sustain Our Great Lakes grant funding with an additional $14.9 million, for a total programmatic conservation investment of $27 million. Some of the important conservation actions supported by this investment include:- Restoration/enhancement of more than 8,000 acres of wetland, shoreline and upland habitat - Restoration/enhancement of 50 miles of stream/riparian habitat - Restoration of fish passage to more than 465 stream miles - Development of 18 restoration and conservation plans - Training and education of more than 6,500 students, teachers, volunteers and residents For more information, visit www.sustainourgreatlakes.org.Summer Paris | Corporate Responsibility & Communications ManagerArcelorMittalCommunications | 3100 East 45th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44127T +1 216 429 6062 | M +1 216 482 0718 | www.arcelormittal.comSustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) is a bi-national grants program administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and funded by ArcelorMittal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The program provides grants to nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, tribes, and educational institutions working to improve watershed health in the Great Lakes basin through habitat restoration, protection and enhancement projects, invasive species control, water quality improvements, and watershed planning and management. Sustain Our Great Lakes is currently inviting applications for competitive funding. The Requests for Proposals are available at www.sustainourgreatlakes.org and applications are due by February 14, 2011. All are welcome to join us for a Workshop to learn more about this funding opportunity. The Workshop will also be broadcast on the internet as a webinar for those outside of Northeast Ohio. WHAT: Sustain Our Great Lakes Workshop & WebinarWHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Workshop: Networking and refreshments - 9:30 a.m.; Program - 10 a.m. Webinar: 10 ? 11 a.m. (Webinar participants login by visiting www.ideastream.org/players/sustain)WHERE: Idea Center at Playhouse Square, 1375 Euclid Ave. in ClevelandRSVP: Attendees are encouraged to register by sending an email with their name, affiliation and event selection (webinar or workshop) to info@sustainourgreatlakes.org by January 18.About Sustain Our Great Lakes:Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) is a unique bi-national grants program administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and funded by ArcelorMittal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The program provides grants to nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, tribes, and educational institutions working to improve watershed health in the Great Lakes basin through habitat restoration, protection and enhancement projects, invasive species control, water quality improvements, and watershed planning and management. Since 2006, Sustain Our Great Lakes has awarded 103 grants worth $12.1 million to 78 different organizations working in all eight States and both Provinces within the Great Lakes Basin. Grantees matched Sustain Our Great Lakes grant funding with an additional $14.9 million, for a total programmatic conservation investment of $27 million. Some of the important conservation actions supported by this investment include:- Restoration/enhancement of more than 8,000 acres of wetland, shoreline and upland habitat - Restoration/enhancement of 50 miles of stream/riparian habitat - Restoration of fish passage to more than 465 stream miles - Development of 18 restoration and conservation plans - Training and education of more than 6,500 students, teachers, volunteers and residents For more information, visit www.sustainourgreatlakes.org.Summer Paris | Corporate Responsibility & Communications ManagerArcelorMittalCommunications | 3100 East 45th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44127T +1 216 429 6062 | M +1 216 482 0718 | www.arcelormittal.com

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