N.J. awards $10M in Barnegat Bay watershed anti-pollution grants

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JUSTIN AUCIELLO / WHYY – New Jersey is providing nonprofit groups, local governments, and state colleges and universities $10 million in grants to help improve water quality in the environmentally sensitive Barnegat Bay watershed.

The grants are intended to fund projects that reduce impacts from stormwater runoff within the 600 square mile watershed, according to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe.

“The restoration, enhancement, and protection of a healthy Barnegat Bay is a DEP priority,” she said …

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