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EPA Awards Over $270,000 to the City of Maumelle, Arkansas

Release Date: 05/06/2011
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Joe Hubbard at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – May 6, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the City of Maumelle, Arkansas are continuing their efforts to create a comprehensive plan to manage wetland resources in the White Oak Bayou watershed. EPA recently awarded $277,955 to Maumelle to ensure ecological integrity of the wetlands while allowing sustainability and urban growth.

EPA continues to work with state, federal and local agencies to monitor aquatic systems. The Clean Water Act and Healthy Watersheds Initiative focuses on proactive ecosystem conservation and protection. The data used the initiative to characterize waters, identify emerging problems and help direct solutions where they are most needed.

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/may2011.html


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