September 24, 2012

CT groups split $262K for water, habitat quality

Eight environmental preservation groups in five southeastern Connecticut towns will share $261,534 in federal funds for cleaning up and protecting Long Island Sound and other inland waterways and wildlife habitats, authorities say.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded the grants to groups in Colchester, Essex, Norwich, Old Lyme and Stonington, Congressman Joe Courtney's office said Monday.

The award sums and recipients are:

$15,570 CT River Museum, Essex

$25,670 Avalonia Land Trust, Stonington

$23,999 CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection, Stonington

$24,675 Clean Up Stonington Harbors, Stonington

$8,130 City of Norwich

$37,713 Sea Research Foundation, Mystic section of Stonington

$40,000 The Nature Conservancy, Colchester

$85,777 CT River Watershed Council, Old Lyme

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