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EPA Awards Over $2.8 Million to Oklahoma for Water Improvement Projects

Release Date: 04/20/2011
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Joe Hubbard at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – April 20, 2011) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Environment $2,880,650 to support three projects in the state’s Clean Water Action Plan. The first project will implement Best Management Practices (BMP) in three priority watersheds in Oklahoma. The second project will reduce the impact of non-point source pollution in Eucha Lake through the establishment of floating wetlands, and the third project will create a vegetated wetland in the area where aquatic plants grow throughout the lake.

BMP are land treatments that prevent or mitigate runoff of non-point source pollutants from land into waterways. EPA works with states and other partners to protect water from excessive pollution and identify pollution sources.

Additional Information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/apr2011.html


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