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MPPDC receives stormwater management grant

The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission has received an EPA grant for $150,000 from National Fish and Wildlife Federation to find ways to manage stormwater in the six-county area it serves.

Thirty-seven projects across the country were selected from a pool of 2,000 applicants to receive a total of $2.2 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants, said Cheryl Vosburg of the public relations firm MSBD, Inc. Of the projects chosen, 14 were in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. EPA administrator Lisa Jackson announced the awards on July 9.

David O’Neill, director of the Eastern Partnership Office of the NFW, a private, non-profit organization, said the project was selected because it’s collaborative in nature, with a number of counties and towns coming together to share information and costs. Not only that, he said, but stormwater management is an important issue, and the project will help explore ways to reduce pollution. Finally, he said, the Middle Peni...

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