WEMo (Wave Exposure Model) is a simple hydrodynamic model that calculates the wind wave exposure of a site (Murphey and Fonseca 1995, Fonseca and Bell 1998). WEMo helps coastal managers and ecologists with tasks of estimate wave parameters in coastal and estuarine environments since hydrodynamic factors can profoundly impact the environment in coastal areas. This involves estimating the wave energy reaching the shoreline taking into account the effects of wind, local topography and bottom.
The Minnesota DNR's Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) Grant Program funds activities related to the enhancement, restoration, or protection of forests, wetlands, prairies, and habitat for fish, game, or wildlife in Minnesota. Funding for these grants is provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund.
The Pennsylvania Rural Water Authority provides free technical assistance to small community water and wastewater systems. The PRWA Source Water Protection Program assists communities with wellhead protection and surface water protection, and provides templates to facilitate source water protection plan development.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) assist in the building of programs to protect, manage and restore wetlands. WPDGs provide eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction and elimination of water pollution.
The Michigan Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program provides grant funds to coastal communities and partners to assist in the development of vibrant and resilient coastal communities through the protection and restoration of sensitive coastal resources and biologically diverse ecosystems.
The Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) is a community-based, voluntary initiative that connects people, resources, organizations, and programs. The group is working to improve the quality of life in the area by developing projects, supporting related organizations, and developing the region's identity as a sustainable community.
WIN accepts proposals for projects that advance its work within five focus areas:
nowCOAST is a GIS-based web mapping portal that displays near real-time observations, analyses, tide predictions, model guidance, watches/warnings, and forecasts for the coastal United States. nowCOAST is designed to be a planning aid to assist recreational and commercial mariners, coastal managers, HAZMAT responders, coastal ocean modelers, and marine educators to discover and display real-time information for their particular needs and geographic area of interest.
Through Community-based Marine Debris Removal Grants, NOAA's Marine Debris Program offers funding that supports locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects. These projects benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and wildlife including migratory fish.
The Great Lakes Coastal Program provides funding and technical assistance to partners for conservation and restoration of priority coastal fish and wildlife habitats, including wetlands, shorelines, uplands, rivers, and streams. Projects should fit into one of the following categories:
Habitat Restoration: Projects that support on-the-ground protection, enhancement or restoration of wetland and upland habitat used by focal species. Education and outreach components of these projects may also be supported.