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EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities Grants to Wisconsin

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 5, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities grants totaling more than $800,000 to four cities in Wisconsin to fund green infrastructure projects that will improve water quality in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Manitowoc, Oak Creek, Sheboygan and Superior are among 11 cities ...

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities Grants to Northern Ohio

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 5, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities grants totaling more than $500,000 to three cities in northern Ohio to fund green infrastructure projects that will improve water quality in Lake Erie. Euclid, Mentor and Sandusky are among 11 cities across the Great Lakes Basin which will ...

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities Grants to Illinois, Indiana and Michigan

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 5, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities grants totaling more than $430,000 to four cities in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan to fund green infrastructure projects that will improve water quality in Lake Michigan. Highland Park and Wilmette, Illinois; Michigan City, Indiana; and ...

EPA and Arkansas Restore Fayetteville’s Streams

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 9, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $300,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission (ANRC) to reduce sediment and phosphorus—enhancing the ecology of the West Fork White River watershed. EPA’s grant will help the ANRC fund a nonpoint-source management project that will help restore an unstable ...

EPA Settlement with Jefferson County, Mo., Property Owner Results in Watershed Restoration

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 2, 2015)

EPA Region 7 has reached a settlement with a Jefferson County, Mo., property owner to resolve Clean Water Act violations involving unpermitted discharges of pollutants into an unnamed tributary of Belews Creek. As part of the settlement, Greg Schellert has agreed to pay a penalty of $30,000 and fully restore the impacted portion of the tributary. ...

Settlement For $8.75 Million Reached at Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site in North Providence, R.I.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 17, 2015)

EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement with New England Container Company, Inc. (NECC) relating to the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site, located in North Providence, R.I. Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, NECC will make a ...

St. Louis Community College to Receive $192,300 from EPA to Recruit, Train and Place Workers in Green Environmental Jobs

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 22, 2015)

St. Louis Community College (STLCC) has been selected to receive a $192,300 grant from EPA to recruit, train and place local unemployed and underemployed individuals in full-time sustainable green jobs in a range of environmental fields. The grant comes from EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program. ...

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Reduce Runoff that Contributes to Algal Blooms

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of 14 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $17 million to fund projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality by preventing phosphorus runoff and soil erosion that contribute to algal blooms and by reducing suspended sediments in Great Lakes tributaries. ...

EPA Awarding Grants to Protect and Restore Wetlands

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 27, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and non-profit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state, ...

EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Champions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 24, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored five individuals and organizations from across Puerto Rico with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City ...

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