EPA awards $883K to Great Lakes Restoration Investments
• Cleaning up toxics and toxic hot spot areas of concern
• Combating invasive species
• Promoting near-shore health by protecting watersheds from polluted run-off
• Restoring wetlands and other habitats
• Tracking progress, education and working with strategic partners
The plan also provides accountability by including measures of progress and benchmarks for success over the next three years.
In addition to the EPA, the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force to coordinate federal and binational restoration efforts includes:
• White House Council on Environmental Quality
• U.S. Department of Agriculture
• U.S. Department of Commerce
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security
• U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
• U.S. Department of State
• U.S. Department of the Army
• U.S. Department of Interior
• U.S. Department of Transportation
Some of the other federal agencies that are part of the task force have their own grant programs under the GLRI.This recent EPA announcement only covers the agency’s grant program.
FY 2011 awards will be published on the multi-agency website at http://www.glri.us.
More information on the President’s GLRI and Action Plan are available at the same site.
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