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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Accelerates Cleanup of St. Louis River Area of Concern

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 29, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the first of nine environmental impairments, which caused the St. Louis River to be included on a binational list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern, has been lifted one year ahead of schedule. EPA Regional Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman was joined for the ...

Media Advisory: US EPA Regional Administrator to Participate in Discussion on 2014 Urban Waters Grants to Promote Proctor Creek Restoration

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 28, 2014)

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney will meet with three 2014 Urban Waters Grants awardees to highlight their work to help protect and restore the Proctor Creek watershed, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. The awardees are: ...

EPA Awards Great Lakes restoration initiative Shoreline Cities grants to Gary and Hammond

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 4, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $500,000 to the Cities of Gary and Hammond to fund green infrastructure projects that will improve water quality in Lake Michigan. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman was joined for the announcement ...

EPA Awards over $179,000 to Promote Proctor Creek Restoration

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it is awarding over $179,000 to three organizations for the restoration of the Proctor Creek Watershed in Atlanta, Ga. Nationally, $2.1 million was awarded to 36 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support ...

Up To $27.5 Million Available From EPA for 2014 Great Lakes Restoration Projects

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 15, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals from states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to $27.5 million will be available during the current ...

EPA Award to Children’s Defense Fund Will Advance Environmental Stewardship on the Big Island

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 27, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an environmental education grant of $200,000 to the Children’s Defense Fund for their “Mauka to Makai” project designed to improve environmental education in their summer learning centers and partner schools on the Big Island. The “Mauka to Makai” (Mountain to Sea) ...

California Legislature Sends a Bumper Crop of Environmental Legislation to Governor Brown for Signature

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Aug. 30, 2014)

Californians can breathe easier today knowing that the state legislature passed groundbreaking policies to protect public health and clean up our environment. As the 2013-14 California Legislative session drew to a close early this morning, environmental and health groups – including the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Greenlining ...

EPA Awards Grants to Promote Environmental Stewardship in Michigan

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 31, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced two grants totaling over $200,000 to Calvin College and the Great Lakes Fishery Trust for environmental stewardship projects in Michigan. EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman was joined by Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell for the announcement. “These EPA grants will provide ...

REGENESIS Sponsors Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

by REGENESIS  (Apr. 16, 2014)

REGENESIS is pleased to be a long-term participant, supporter and sponsor of Battelle’s trio of technical environmental conference series which promotes collaboration among public- and private-sector environmental professionals. More specifically, for at least 15 consecutive years, REGENESIS has been a committed co-sponsor of two ...

River restoration for flood management in the Iberian Peninsula

by Wetlands International  (May 17, 2014)

Experts from Spain and Portugal discussed how to restore rivers and manage landscapes to reduce flooding risks and impacts. At the same event prizes were awarded to the best short stories, poems and pictures about rivers. The workshop River Restoration for Flood Management: Debate about new social and ...

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