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Project Title: Heartland Conservation Alliance Blue River Greenways Project

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Grant ID Number:UW - 97740201-0
EPA Region:EPA R7AAShip:R07 - Region 7
Grant Program:
Recipient Name: Heartland Conservation Alliance Inc.
City:Recipient Type:Not for Profit
State:MOCong District:04,05,03
Competition Status:
Award Date:04/23/2013Cum Award:$60,000
Project Start:05/01/2013Project End:06/30/2015
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Heartland Conservation Alliance Blue River Greenways Project

Heartland Conservation Alliance will:1) connect diverse stakeholders and landowners to protect and conserve Blue River watershed greenways in Kansas City, 2) prioritize conservation targets from existing conservation plans 3) create a strategy to systematically protect flood plains and riparian corridors through large-scale land and conservation easement acquisition, and 4) teach landowners, the public, and policy makers the importance and how to protect the places they love through conservation easement donations and parkland dedication At project completion they will be ready to solicit and acquire easement and land donations at 15 locations in the Blue River watershed to eventually protect these lands that filter pollutants, stabilizes stream banks, and provide flood storage in the Blue River Watershed.

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Project Officer Jennifer Ousley 913-551-7498
Grant Specialist Rachel Walters 913-551-7696

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