EPA Announces Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant (USA)

EPA Announces Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe announced a new 2013 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant at Great Lakes Week in Milwaukee.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will receive more than $1.5 million for several Milwaukee Estuary and Great Lakes projects.

The Great Lakes are critical to our economy and support millions of American jobs,” Perciasepe said. “These investments build upon the progress we’ve already made to clean up the Great Lakes and all of our country’s cherished waters.”

It is because of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative that we can continue to make real progress in addressing Great Lakes issues today for the benefit of future Wisconsinites,” affirmed Ken Johnson, Administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Water.

This grant for the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern again demonstrates what can be accomplished through federal-state-local partnerships to make progress toward delisting this AOC.

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Press Release, September 12, 2013

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