EPA Rewards Duluth With A Grant For The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Duluth is one of thirteen recipient cities that were rewarded with grants that will go towards funding projects that are going to improve the water quality around swimming beaches.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the reward of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $2 million to be distributed to 13 cities including Duluth. The initiative was launched in 2010 to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world according to the press release.
Duluth will be receiving $58,000 that will go towards building rain gardens, restoring shoreline buffers at Park Point, and planting trees. I love this idea and I can’t wait to see how it looks after it’s all done.
Five Wisconsin cities including Ashland were also granted money. Ashland will receive $175,000 that will go towards constructing infiltration swales, plant native vegetation and replenish beaches that stretch across 2.9 acres.
Other cities that were awarded grants include:
East Chicago, Indiana
Evans, New York
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Wind Point, Wisconsin