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New Hampshire Organization Gets $10,575 for Air Monitoring Project
Release Date: 09/22/2005
Contact: David Deegan (email@example.com), EPA Office of Public Affairs, (617) 918-1017
For Immediate Release: September 22, 2005; Release # dd050915
A project in New Hampshire geared towards protecting the White Mountains area was awarded a $10,575 environmental education grant, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The organization is among 13 recipients throughout New England that were awarded a total of $190,000.
Selected from more than 75 applicants in New England, the Appalachian Mountain Club received the money to expand its Mountain Watch Program, which also received $10,200 last year.
The grants are targeted to organizations that tackle community issues, curriculum development and environmental health issues.
"Environmental education teaches all of us how to create a cleaner environment for future generations," said Robert W. Varney, regional administrator of EPA's New England Office. “This grant will help support ongoing air quality monitoring programs in the state, and will provide important information about regional air quality and fine particulate pollution in NH."
The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), based in Boston, is receiving the funds to expand its Mountain Watch program, which involves volunteers monitoring air quality on mountains and ridges, at 16 fire towers and at other key vista locations. AMC is partnering with the state Department of Environmental Services as well as the state Department of Resource and Economic Development to educate the public on fine particulate pollution (regional haze) and air quality.
For more information on the agency's education programs, visit the agency's web site at