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EPA Applauds Creation of Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program

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

EPA today joined state and local dignitaries formally launching the Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program. The new program will serve as a framework to promote a broad ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring the coastal watersheds of southeast New England (coastal areas from Westerly, R.I. to Chatham, Mass., including ...

Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region Receives $25K Grant for Lower Meramec Watershed Stewardship, Education

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 16, 2014)

The non-profit Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region has received a $25,000 grant from the national 2014 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program to support hands-on stewardship and watershed education efforts aimed at restoring 500 miles of five rivers in Missouri’s Lower Meramec Watershed. The Five Star and Urban Waters ...

EPA Awards $120,000 in Urban Waters grants to Revitalize Mystic River Watershed

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 19, 2014)

In two separate grants, EPA is awarding $120,000 to two organizations working to clean up the Mystic River Watershed, just outside Boston, Mass. The two Mystic River Watershed grants are part of $2.1 million EPA awarded nationally to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support ...

Los Angeles County’s Sun Valley Watershed Multi-Benefit Project Receives ISI’s Highest Sustainable Infrastructure Award - Envision Platinum

by American Public Works Association  (Aug. 26, 2014)

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced today that the Sun Valley Watershed Multi-Benefit Project in Los Angeles County, Calif., has earned the Envision™ infrastructure rating system’s Platinum award—the highest level attainable in the Envision system. The L. A. County Board of Supervisors will accept the ...

Sun sheds light on Arctic carbon puzzle

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 4, 2014)

One of the puzzles of the permafrost has been solved by scientists in the US. The key to the carbon cycle in the Arctic north is not the microbe population − it’s the sunlight. Such a discovery is not, strictly speaking, concerned with climate change, but with the more detailed question of how the world ...

U.S. EPA Awards $115,000 for Revitalization and Education Projects in the Los Angeles River Watershed

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it is awarding nearly $115,000 to two Southern California projects that will help improve water quality, educate local youth, and support community revitalization within the Los Angeles River watershed. The funding comes from EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities ...

University of Wisconsin’s Dr. David Soll Receives APWA Public Works Historical Society’s Abel Wolman Award

by American Public Works Association  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Dr. David Soll, an assistant professor in the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, recently received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Abel Wolman Award at its 2014 International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Toronto, Canada. Established in 1987, the Abel ...

EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters Funding will go to projects nationwide, including three in the Anacostia River Watershed

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations nationwide to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. Three of the organizations announced today for funding include Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, ...

EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters Funding will go to projects nationwide, including University of Baltimore work in the Patapsco Watershed

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations, among them the University of Baltimore, to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. The University of Baltimore will use its $59,827 EPA grant to help clean up the Patapsco ...

EPA works with Texas to protect water quality with $2.5 million grant

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 30, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $2,543,528 to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to support management of nonpoint-source water pollution. The funding will be used for a variety of projects designed to improve water quality in several priority watersheds. EPA’s grant will help TCEQ fund ...

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