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$9.2 million granted for projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

On October 30, 2013, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the state of Maryland, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Chesapeake Bay Program gathered at the Earth Conservation Corps in Washington, D.C. to award $9.2 million in grants for 40 restoration and education projects throughout the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and our nation’s capital.

The goals of these initiatives are to produce cleaner water, improve conditions for wildlife like oysters and brook trout, and involve communities in environmental projects that affect their quality of life. These activities will be funded by grants and programs administered by the NFWF.

“We’re proud to support these projects because they work. They are community driven and they are a great example of people coming together to restore a national treasure like the Chesapeake Bay,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Investing in our regional watersheds, along with initiatives in green infrastructure and green jobs, are keys to a healthy environment, resilient communities, and a thriving economy.”

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