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Water Quality Project

River Network

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $160,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2007–June 30, 2009
  • 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

The river systems of the Great Lakes and southeastern United States support diverse ecosystems, as well as myriad human uses. However, many streams, lakes, and wetlands have been seriously degraded by stormwater and the pollution it carries, making stormwater runoff perhaps the single most serious problem confronting freshwater ecosystems. River Network is a national leader in efforts to address stormwater pollution by educating freshwater groups about the Clean Water Act and its water quality protection programs. Support for the network will enable it to assist local partners in tackling stormwater issues and associated wetlands protection challenges, while increasing expertise with the Clean Water Act in general.