May 25, 2019
Seven Mass. Nonprofits Get $2.2M for Water Quality, Cleanup

September 28, 2018 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it awarded $2,219,004 to seven nonprofits in southeastern Massachusetts for projects largely dealing with water quality and wastewater cleanup of estuaries.

The funding will enable nonprofits to collaboratively work with towns, universities and regional planning organizations.

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner Gary Moran lauded the regional cooperative programs undertaken by each of the grant recipients, citing their innovative methods and calling it a testament to the infrastructure of environmental groups, activists and municipal organizations actively seeking solutions to the region’s wastewater and water quality problems.

Receiving the he grants were the following: “Funding is one of the biggest challenges to towns. There is a lot of need but not much funding,” said April Wobst, a restoration ecologist at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod.

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