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One Million Dollars to Protect Wetlands
Release Date: 1/19/2000
Contact Information: Krista Rave
January 19, 2000 - - - - - - - - - - - 99-01
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today more than $1.3 million in grant funds were awarded in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska to support wetland protection. Twenty-eight state, tribal and local government projects were selected to enhance existing programs or develop new programs.
“Our wetlands are nature’s answer to cleaning polluted water,” said Steve Roy, Regional Wetland Specialist, EPA’s Regional wetland specialist. “These grants help increase the quantity and quality of wetlands by providing resources to all levels of government for planning, scientific study, stakeholder development, and public information.”
The grants were divided between governments in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington: