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Water Quality Protection

Southern Environmental Law Center

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2005
  • Location Charlottesville, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

About this grant

The goal of the Water Quality Protection program, administered by the Southern Environmental Law Center, is to provide regional leadership on water quality and wetland protection issues, as well as technical assistance to state and local groups active on water issues in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The center primarily works on a state-by-state basis, using the Clean Water Act to secure lasting protection for freshwater ecosystems.Multiyear funding will enable the center to continues its water quality effort through activities that include promoting protective water quality policies to state environmental agencies; monitoring state implementation of water quality permitting programs; bolstering water quality policy goals through specific initiatives; and coordinating with, and strengthening the efforts of, state and local groups.Recent achievements included securing protections for isolated wetlands; strengthening storm water protection programs in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee; and improving the application of core features of the Clean Water Act.