The WRWC was featured in the news!

The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program (NBEP), hosted at Roger Williams University, has announced $649,000 in grants to support green infrastructure projects for organizations and municipalities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. NBEP is providing 11 grant awards through the Green Infrastructure Planning Grant program funded under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Southeast New England Program (SNEP). Green infrastructure projects align natural and engineering processes to improve water quality, reduce flooding, and increase efficiency of the water supply, while offering a range of co-benefits, including climate resilience, wildlife habitat, public health, and other socioeconomic and community enhancements.

Among the organizations awarded the grant, the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) has been awarded $60,410 to engage engineers and residents in creating effective, community-supported designs for green infrastructure on Salmon Avenue in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence.

We are incredibly grateful to receive this funding through the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program!

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