Today is Earth Day and state leaders are awarding $3.3 million dollars in grants to improve water quality in Rhode Island.
Twenty-three local water quality projects will benefit from these grants. These projects are aimed at reducing runoff from rainfall and snowmelt, and improving storm water management. Various state leaders, including Gov. Gina Raimondo and the regional head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will join the awards ceremony at Roosevelt Lake Walking Path in Roger Williams Park. That’s the site of a planned water quality project. Money for the grants comes state and federal sources, including the Narragansett Bay and Watershed Protection Bond Fund and the federal Clean Water Act Section 319 program.
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