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Water Quality Project

River Network

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $110,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2009–December 31, 2010
  • Location Boulder, CO, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin

About this grant

Stormwater runoff is one of the most serious problems confronting freshwater ecosystems across the United States, as contaminants washed from roads, rooftops, construction sites, and residential and commercial properties degrade the quality of our freshwater resources. River Network is a national leader in efforts to address this pollution by educating freshwater groups about the Clean Water Act and its water quality protection programs. With previous support, the network assisted local partners in tackling stormwater issues and associated wetlands protection challenges, while increasing the groups’ collective expertise of the Clean Water Act. With renewed funding, the network will continue its work in the Great Lakes and Southeast to strengthen stormwater policies and permits, maximize the use of stimulus funding for water infrastructure, and increase the watershed community’s understanding of the Clean Water Act.