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EPA awards $1.5 million in wetland grants for NE

January 13, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Environmental officials have awarded 16 grants totaling more than $1.5 million to New England programs that protect wetlands in the region.

The grants were awarded to agencies in each of the six New England states, the Penobscot Indian Nation, the University of Massachusetts and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.

Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office, said the grants will support research, assessment and training to help protect wetlands.

The EPA Wetland Program Development Grants were started in 1990 to give eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct projects that promote research, experiments, training, demonstrations and studies relating to the causes, effects and prevention of water pollution.

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