Connecticut River revitalization program receives a $60,000 grant from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) $60,000 to help fund a cleanup effort on the Connecticut River.

The PVPC will use the money to create a green infrastructure plan for Day Brook in Holyoke to reduce stormwater flow into the brook and resulting combined sewer overflow discharges into the Connecticut River.

EPA’s Urban Waters work supports a positive cycle that begins with connection to water, which builds community engagement, leading to water quality improvement and revitalization.

By more effectively leveraging existing programs, EPA aims to support projects and build partnerships with a variety of federal, state, tribal, and local partners that foster increased connection, understanding, and stewardship of local waterways.

By promoting public access to urban waters, EPA will help communities become active participants in restoration and protection. By linking water to other community priorities, EPA will help to sustain that involvement.

Photo of Connecticut River at Hartford, CT via Adobe Stock Photos.

See full WWLP article by Amy Phillips.

See EPA Urban Waters website.

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