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A Fantastic Marker of Progress: Notes from the Go Gary Project Tour

11.15.17 | Announcements

Written by Mary Elise McGrail, Communications and Marketing Intern “What are you guys doing?” a voice calls out, muffled in the late autumn rain. Attendees of the Go Gary Project Tour are huddled around a barbed wire fence with their multicolored umbrellas, peering at the unusually dark leaves of a poplar sapling, and listening intently to Eve Pytel, director at…More

Grant will improve the health of the Rabbit River Watershed by working with farmers to decrease sediment loading

11.06.17 | Announcements

Delta Institute and Allegan Conservation District have been awarded funding from the U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to help farmers implement conservation practices on up to 4,500 acres of land in the Rabbit River Watershed for the purpose of reducing agricultural pollutants flowing into the watershed. With a three-year grant in the amount of $465,402, the Delta Institute…More

Driven Doer: Elizabeth M.G. Haucke

11.02.17 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. Meet Elizabeth M.G. Haucke, President of Plovgh. Elizabeth is based in Viroqua, Wisconsin and oversees operations and strategy for Plovgh. What do you do? I provide strategic direction and day-to-day oversight at…More

The McKnight Foundation Awards Delta Institute a Grant to Develop Innovative Approach to Scale Up Conservation Across Upper Midwest

10.20.17 | Announcements

On September 28, the McKnight Foundation approved a $75,000 grant to Delta Institute to design an innovative risk mitigation program for small to midsize family farms that adopt conservation cropping systems emphasizing continuous living cover. This grant was made through McKnight’s Mississippi River program, which aims to restore the water quality and resilience of the Mississippi River. This project stems…More


10.19.17 | Announcements

In this month’s Update, we share a guest blog post by BOOST co-chair and Sustainability Coordinator at the School of the Art Institute, Hannah Slodounik, that looks back at past BOOST winners and forward at current finalists, introduce you to Driven Doer Olga Lyandres, and remind you about our upcoming Go Gary Project Tour.

BOOST: Crowdfunding a More Sustainable Chicago

10.18.17 | Announcements

Guest post by Hannah Slodounik, BOOST co-chair and Sustainability Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Out of nearly 20 applicants, narrowed down to 5 contenders, only two will win seed funding through BOOST (Building Opportunity for Original and Sustainable Thinking) for their venture. Oh, and the audience decides their fate. BOOST is a live, crowdfunded pitch fest and…More