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Project Title: Urban Waters Community Improvement Plan

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Grant ID Number:UW - 96184901-0
EPA Region:EPA R1AAShip:R01 - Region 1
Grant Program:
Recipient Name: Alternatives for Community & Environment Inc.
City:Recipient Type:Not for Profit
State:MACong District:07
Competition Status:
Award Date:08/18/2014Cum Award:$60,000
Project Start:09/01/2014Project End:10/31/2015
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Urban Waters Community Improvement Plan
Under this agreement, ACE will partner with the Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) to assist Environmental Justice communities in implementing their Chelsea Creek Community Improvement Plan to transform the Chelsea Creek from an environmental burden to a community asset. ACE will engage residents in reviewing and updating the Community Vision for the Chelsea Creek, assisting them to understand existing regulatory mechanisms for protecting water quality, and facilitating their taking a proactive role in the promotion of the Chelsea Creek as an environmental, recreational, economic and educational resource. Outcomes of this work will include: (1) raising awareness and educating EJ communities about the NPDES permitting for all Chelsea Creek facilities, including review of compliance data; (2) improved residents� knowledge of water quality regulation and compliance; (3) increased neighborhood livability and recreational opportunities along the Chelsea Creek, and (4) reduced stormwater runoff into Chelsea Creek and improved water quality.

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Project Officer Caitlyn Whittle 617-918-1748
Grant Specialist Jean Crocker 617-918-1498

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