Florida DEP awards more than $1.8M for water-quality restoration grants

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded more than $1.8 million for stormwater projects in seven communities. Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) water-quality restoration grants are awarded to local communities and water management districts to implement and construct projects designed to reduce pollutant loads to impaired waters from stormwater discharges.

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KY Awarded a 1st Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

On August 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Municipal Category. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte,

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PA declines to appeal ruling that attempts to regulate stormwater runoff in Va. went too far

Washington Post, March 4, 2013, RICHMOND, Va. — The Environmental Protection agency says it won’t appeal a judge’s ruling that the agency overstepped its authority by attempting to regulate stormwater runoff as a pollutant.U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady in Alexandria ruled in January in favor of the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax

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Green in Action Contest Winner from Atlanta, Georgia

Marist School Shines in Nationwide Contest Calling on K-12 Schools to Implement Sustainability Initiatives

Walpole, MA, May 25, 2012 –(PR.com)– The Green in Action Contest, part of GEF’s free National Green Week program, asks schools and youth groups to share their environmental initiative, green team activity, or service project with the GEF community and beyond

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City of Raleigh Announces Environmental Award Winners

The City of Raleigh recognized individuals and organizations committed to preserving and improving the environment at its fifth annual Environmental Awards celebration. About 300 people attended the April 24, 2012, ceremony in the new Nature Research Center wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Downtown Raleigh.

Awards were given in 13 categories.

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Green Roof System Selected for Chattanooga City Council

In December 2011, the Chattanooga City Council voted to authorize a green roof for the City Council Building. The green roof is part of a re-roof project for the building. The LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System from LiveRoof, LLC (Spring Lake, Mich.) will be installed. Southeast Green Roofs, LLC (Fairview, Tenn.), a licensed regional grower

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