Coastal Watershed Grants from EPA to Benefit 4 Cape Projects

EPA logoBARNSTABLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced over $4 million in eight grants dedicated to the improving coastal watershed efforts in Southeastern Massachuetts and Rhode Island.

The projects are funded through the EPA’s Southeast New England Program and are designed to benefit the coastal environment and the economies centered on it.

Barnstable County Department of Health and the Environment and Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center will receive $728,511 for the Assessment of Non-Proprietary Passive Nitrogen Removing Septic Systems.

The Association to Preserve Cape Cod’s Assessment of Non-Proprietary Passive Nitrogen Removing Septic Systems will receive $472,574.

The Ecosystem Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Buzzards Bay will receive $402,461 for Assessing Climate Effects on Watershed and Stormwater Nitrogen Loading and Vulnerabilities in Meeting TMDLs in Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod.

The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah will benefit from $275,790 for Tribal Common Lands Ecological Enhancements and Resiliency project.

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