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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BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $34 million in grants and loans on March 8 to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
“These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $24 million in funding for 12 recent projects to continue efforts to improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. These projects will help communities reduce stormwater nutrient loads, continue stormwater treatment improvements, reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution, and eliminate muck
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DOVER (March 18, 2013) – To encourage water conservation and promote wise use of it throughout the state, DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is again offering rain barrels at a discounted price to Delaware residents in April at pickup locations in each county. Having a rain barrel provides an innovative way to capture rainwater from
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Lynchburg could capture more than $3 in economic benefit for every $1 it spends on stormwater infrastructure, according to a study from the University of Maryland’s environmental finance center. “How you spend that money has a real impact,” said Dan Nees, center director.
Lynchburg is one of three mid-Atlantic communities picked for an economic impact
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Thursday’s court loss for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not affect the storm water regulations applied to Lynchburg.
Water Resources Director Tim Mitchell said the Fairfax County case doesn’t extend to the pollutant limits that prompted the city to create a new storm water management fee this year. “There’s a lot of confusion related
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The Washington Post, January 3, 2013.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority in trying to regulate storm water as it would a pollutant, a federal judge in Alexandria ruled Thursday.
The decision, a victory for Fairfax County and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), came six months after the county and state
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Produced for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection by the Center for Watershed Protection, the 500-page West Virginia Stormwater Management and Design Guidance Manual is the first of its kind in the state. Both state and federal funds were used for the $150,000 project.
The manual was released earlier this month. The DEP‟s Sherry
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(PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18, 2012) EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin joined Mayor Rick Gray and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Director of Chesapeake Programs Amanda Bassow at a press conference today in Lancaster to tout locally-led efforts to restore watersheds and engage people in environmental stewardship work. More than $1.8 million in grants will
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Green Infrastructure Initiative Supports Sustainable D.C. Goals
(PHILADELPHIA – Dec. 14, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia, and D.C. Water have joined in a partnership agreement to use green techniques for wet weather pollution control in the District. The “Clean Rivers, Green District” agreement outlines the collaborative steps to support green
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