Water violation fines fund several conservation district projects

April 12, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON – Fines paid for water quality violations in Washington in the last few years will fund $331,000 in projects designed to restore local ecosystems.

The Washington Department of Ecology is awarding up to $45,000 for each of 12 projects that will improve water quality through environmental enhancements. Nine projects are located in eastern Washington and three in western Washington.

Ecology awarded the grants to 12 local governments and nonprofit organizations who will use the grants to remove illegally dumped materials from local streams, install fencing to keep livestock off impaired streams, remove invasive plants and animals, and plant native shoreline vegetation to cool water temperatures and improve salmon and wildlife habitat.

Source: Water violation fines fund Pacific County project | KXRO News Radio

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