Grant Money for Cape Water Projects Announced

BUZZARDS BAY –Restore America’s Estuaries, a national non-profit working toward the protection and restoration of bays and estuaries, is partnering with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency to deliver about 2 million dollars in grant funding to several Cape Cod organizations concerned with preserving bodies of water.

The money is part of a larger 4.5 million dollar grant program spread throughout the Commonwealth. REA says the money will be used to preserve and restore clean coastal waters and healthy watersheds.

Congressman Bill Keating will headline an event Monday morning where the grants will be officially announced. Also joining the ceremony will be Regional EPA Administrator Alexandra Dunn, Mass Maritime President Rear Admiral Francis X McDonald and other dignitaries. The announcement is scheduled for Monday, September 24th, at the Beachmmoor at Mass Maritime Academy at 10:00.

Funding is going to the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, $300,000; Buzzards Bay Coalition,$419,000; Cape Cod Commission, $400,000; Falmouth Rod and Gun Club, $450,000; Martha’s Vineyard Commission, $250,000; Pleasant Bay Alliance, $250,000, and the Southeast Regional Planning and Economic Development District, which will receive $100,000.

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