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Applications for Lower Duwamish Green Grants accepted through June 7

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King County is offering grant funding to support the cleanup and protection of the Lower Duwamish Waterway and nearby neighborhoods for a third straight year.

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King County is offering grant funding to support the cleanup and protection of the Lower Duwamish Waterway and nearby neighborhoods for a third straight year.

Community groups, schools, tribes and local governments are invited to apply for grants to fund environmental projects that align with King County’s goals to control combined sewer overflows (CSO), improve air quality, curb new and ongoing sources of pollution in the Duwamish, and make improvements to water quality.

To promote community partnerships, King County encourages applicants to pursue collaborative projects.

A total of $108,000 in grant funding is available in 2013, with a maximum award of $50,000 per applicant. Grant applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7.

Projects eligible for funding include structural projects or educational programs. Examples of projects include:

  • Stormwater controls and best management practices that prevent contaminated stormwater from entering the river.
  • Enhancing shoreline habitat through plantings of native vegetation and softening shoreline armoring.
  • Outreach to local businesses and communities to promote air and water quality goals.
  • Air quality improvements to sources of air pollution or projects that help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases.

The Lower Duwamish Waterway Green Grants Program is administered by King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division and the Green/Duwamish Watershed Ecosystem Forum, which oversees salmon recovery in the watershed.

Learn more information about WTD’s Green Grants, or email Green Grants.

People can also contact Karen Bergeron, Green/Duwamish Grant Coordinator, at 206-296-8383 or 711 TTY.

 

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