Patrick Robinson
Applications for Green Grants for the the lower Duwamish River are now being accepted through June, 7. 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

Lower Duwamish Green Grants Applications accepted through June 7

Funding supports community-based projects to restore air and water quality, reduce runoff, and recover habitat

Information from King County
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.

For more information about WTD’s Green Grants, visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Programs/GreenGrants.aspx or email
GreenGrants@kingcounty.gov.

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

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