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Proposals Being Sought Bond Falls Mitigation and Enhancement Fund Grant
August 15, 2023 | Press Releases
PROPOSALS BEING SOUGHT
BOND FALLS MITIGATION AND ENHANCEMENT FUND GRANT
Marquette – Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is now accepting proposals through October 16, 2023, for the annual Bond Falls Mitigation and Enhancement Fund (MEF) grant.
The goal of the MEF grant is to create tangible, measurable improvements to aquatic and terrestrial environments within the Ontonagon River watershed. This watershed includes UPPCO’s Bond Falls and Victoria Hydroelectric Projects. UPPCO contributes annually to the MEF, which is managed by the Bond Falls Implementation Team (BFIT). BFIT is comprised of representatives from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), United States Forest Service (USFS), Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and other stakeholders.
Applicants must contact a BFIT representative to discuss their proposal during the early stages of project development to ensure the objectives of the MEF grant are met. Proposals should focus on projects that improve aquatic, terrestrial, and/or riparian habitats. Research into the benefits of previous watershed improvements are also eligible for MEF grant funding.
Proposals must align with the management goals of Special Report No. 46: Ontonagon River Assessment (October 2008) published by MDNR Fisheries Division. Proposals may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via post at:
Attn: Environmental Services
Upper Peninsula Power Company
800 Greenwood St.
Ishpeming, MI 49849
For more information on UPPCO’s Bond Falls MEF grant, visit https://www.uppco.com/did-you-know/what-we-do/#environmentalefforts
UPPCO is the Upper Peninsula’s largest electric utility serving approximately 52,000 customers across 4,460 square miles. UPPCO and its predecessors have excelled at providing dependable service and safe, reliable energy to its valued customers for more than 135 years.